Senior season is in full swing over here! For the past few weeks I have been meeting seniors for evening sessions at different parks and downtown areas around Metro Detroit. It has been so much fun to see all of their personalities shine through during their sessions. Madison is a part of my senior rep team so I was so excited to finally meet her in person. We had to make a last minute change to her shoot location because of a concert in the park where we planned to shoot, but thankfully she just rolled with it. And I have to say, I ended up loving our backup location even more than our original choice! Madison was so easy going during the day as we texted back and forth, reworking our plan for the evening, and that relaxed personality flowed right into our shoot.
We started our session in downtown Northville. Madison told me about her plans to pursue a degree in teaching following high school, and how she is spending her summer working in a shop in downtown Milford. Madison’s mom came along for the session and it was fun to see the two interact. I remember my own senior pictures, and picking out my outfits and going to the shoot with my mom. It is such a special experience to share. We headed to Maybury State Park for the second part of Madiosn’s session. The sun was just setting over the trees and it created the prettiest light over the whole park.
My favorite moment of the shoot came when we got to Maybury and Madison’s mom got really quiet behind me. Madison kindly asked her mom if she was alright. While Madison and I had been joking around and getting Madison posed, her mom was tearing up behind me. She shared that she was just taking in that Madison was actually graduating and that she looked all grown up. I came home and shared the story with Ted and we started talking about how your senior pictures are really the first big event that kicks off your senior year. How fun is it that, I get to share that moment with seniors and their parents? I don’t take one moment of being a part of this experience for granted, because I know how special these memories are. Thank you for letting me be a part of your senior year, Madison!