Saturday, May 10, 2014, was prom night for Bryan High School and I was booked for a photo session for Seanna and her date Matt.
Prior to heading to the session, I researched some posing ideas on Pinterest but I remained open to what Seanna and her mother Jeanette wanted. While giving some directions to Seanna and Matt on where to stand and where to look I made sure to give them and Jeanette some input on the shoot. As the photographer, I know I’m supposed to be the “creative one,” but I also know that the photographer isn’t always right. Jeanette encouraged Seanna to let me know what kind of photos she wanted because “they’re your memories.”
That piece of advice reminded me how important these photos were and motivated me to do my best. Not that I wouldn’t have anyway, but it’s nice to know that a client is looking for something to treasure forever and not just a few snapshots.
Jeanette and I have been coworkers for more years than I can remember and I have known Seanna since she was a pre-teen. As you can see, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. Fortunately for me, she has one more prom in her future and I’d be honored to be involved in that one, too. (Hint, hint, Jeanette!)