Long before Aftan stepped in front of my camera, I knew her name. I could tell she was ultra involved with school, and she had a great reputation. The kind of reputation you WANT your kid to have… One that follows them without them even realizing it. Kindness has literally radiated off of her every time I’ve met her, and I knew her session would be really great. I think energy has so much to do with how a session turns out, you know? I have photographed lots of beautiful people, but if the energy is off or if I don’t have a personal connection with them – the photos just aren’t the same. Sure, they’re beautiful – but they don’t *feel* the same. Maybe that’s just me… Maybe I feel it differently? I’m not sure. Either way, I knew Aftan’s session was going to be special.
Back a few months ago I ran a contest in conjunction with Wildhearts Trading Company and Aftan won the free session and shirt from Wildhearts. We met early one Saturday morning with the group and I loved meeting all the new faces! After the group session Aftan told me she wanted to chat about senior pics and of course I was elated! Girl is gorgeous and really shines!!
When she and her mom came into the studio to plan her session, she told me she wanted to do an urban feel (my favorite) and she trusted me to do my thing (also, my favorite). The outfits she picked were perfect, and the session was too – even if it did rain on us at the very end!
We had a great time laughing and dodging rain drops and finding the light. When she sat down with me to look at her portraits, she was super pleased with them and so were her parents (who are just precious by the way). We decided on a portrait box and as soon as she got it home, she posted it on instagram. Y’all there’s nothing I love more about my job than knowing that someone LOVES the artwork we’ve created and they are proud of the investment they’ve made for heirloom quality prints and products. Her excitement when she picked up her box, and the immediate post and love — all of this makes me so happy.
THANK YOU, Aftan. Thank you for choosing me to capture your senior year. I’ve had such a great time getting to know you and your family!!
Hair + Makeup by Brittany Pentecost @ Tangles Salon and Spa in Springfield, TN