My First Paid Senior Session Couldn’t Have Gone Better:

So much has happened since the last time I’ve posted. I graduated from BYUI with a bachelor’s degree in communication, moved to Phoenix, and have decided to go BACK to school to pursue a medical degree. I’ve still been doing a little photography here and there, but not as much as I’d like. Laura’s mom contacted me a few weeks ago about having her senior photos done and I’ll admit, I was nervous about doing them. There’s something about “almost adults” that intimidate me. How do you make a 17-year-old laugh. I’m really good at being silly with the younger kids, but MAN.

Honestly, this shoot couldn’t have gone better. It was a BREEZE. We did it at Thunderbird park during golden hour and got a ton of pretty light. Laura was super comfortable in front of the camera, and hardly needed any prompting. The editing was smooth. Can’t complain about a single thing, except my fear of snakes. Since we did the shoot in the middle of this little glen, we were worried about stumbling upon a rattle snake, EEK. Luckily there weren’t any in our area.

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot.

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Just goes to show that you should say yes to things that scare you. That’s the only way I’ve been able to grow – by doing things that make me feel uncomfortable. It won’t always be a success, but you’ll always learn something.