. . . Because every picture has a story to tell.
Thank you for visiting. I think you will find my blog posts as varied as my photographic and personal interests--a few of which I hope also appeal you. - Tammy Russell-Rice CPP

Friday, May 25, 2012

Senior Sessions - Always an Adventure

Getting Her Feet Wet - On location at Lake Las Vegas with TRR Photography

There's nothing like getting out of your comfort zone to spark the creative juices.  For me, that recently entailed a high school senior and location shoot at Lake Las Vegas.  The idea was hers.

For those of you who don't know, the master-planned community is closer to Lake Mead than Las Vegas, so if you go, plan ahead.  Although, when it comes to location shooting, there's a limit as to the amount of planning you can or ought to do.  This is true for amateur and pro photographers alike.

After all, senior sessions should be an adventure.  I, personally, prefer to let them unfold before my lens much like my subject's young life is opening for her.  While I never go into a session without a tentative game plan, I find that my favorite images usually are those that present themselves unannounced.  And, with a willing subject like Hailey (shown here), there is opportunity for great image making at every turn.  Even the ordinary can become the extraordinary--and isn't that what photography really is about?

Imagine all your tomorrows as empty pages
you can fill any way you desire.
Imagine the future you want,
and believe that you have what it takes to
create the wonderful life you deserve...
Because you do.
Just be yourself,
and you're sure to succeed.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

- Tammy  

To my fellow photographers reading this who usually do not shoot seniors, I highly recommend that you adopt one for the day and get your feet wet.  I promise you will return from the session with a fresh perspective on the world and your work.  Thank you, Hailey!