April showers bring May flowers or at least that’s what they say. Of course, we had to reschedule, and reschedule again, for Autumn’s senior photo session, but it was totally worth it! Even though I frequent this Southern Maryland park, I wanted to make sure that each little spot we used was totally unique to her shoot. I pulled up and saw the rolling fields basked with the brightest golden tones from the sun and I knew it was perfect for the southern inspiration we had. She arrived with her mom, Melinda, and I was so excited to see how stunning Autumn was in person and her pick of a fringed white dress couldn’t have been more fitting. Actually, I was already in go mode to start photographing this beauty, that I shared my game plan and totally forgot to even introduce myself! (face palm) Luckily they have a great sense of humor and just laughed at me when I called myself out.
This golden field was meant for Autumn. Not only is she a natural in front of the camera, but I realized that this young lady has a heart of gold. Active in her church and college bound, she is way more than just a pretty face and here she looked like an angel.
As we walked around, Autumn was filled with excitement, and her mom…well, she couldn’t be more proud. This is one of life’s bittersweet parental moments when your brain is celebrating the fact you’ve raised an intelligent, level headed, God-fearing daughter and your heart is trying to muster up the courage to let your baby out into the world to fly.
Senior portraits are one of my favorite types of sessions to photograph, but they sure do tug at my heart strings. That’s why I couldn’t take no for an answer when Autumn and I asked her mom to get in the photographs too. I may have pulled the sap card and said this would be her last portrait with her “little girl”. Yes, my tactics are shameless, but I’m willing to bet these photographs will be looked at many times over once Autumn heads off to the University of Tennessee. Go Volunteers! 🙂