Today, I’m sharing James’ senior album with you all! Our albums are a product that nearly every one of our senior clients selects and with options from 14″ metal cover Italian-made designer albums down to 6″ pocket albums we’ve got an option for everyone to take home one of these custom-designs. They are one of my favorite items to create for clients since I know loose portraits can easily end up dusty in a box under the bed, digital images are more often than not never even downloaded and I haven’t had a client yet with enough wall space to feature 30-50 of their images all at once!
So albums give us the chance to highlight ALL your favorite images in a custom-design that’s easy to display on an easel on a bookshelf or even out on the coffee table. Plus, we want to plan for now, for this session and this kiddo, but albums help us plan for all future sessions too. Imagine all your family’s milestones… senior years, engagements, weddings, new additions, growing kiddos, etc all ready and at your fingertips in your matching albums over the years. It’s hard to make time to scrapbook or make these yourself (I know, I do this for a living and STILL haven’t made my wedding album yet!) so this takes the work out of it and instead of a project we provide you with the finished legacy instead.
One of my favorite things about James’ session is that we worked in his bass fishing! This is the first session I’ve done with a bass boat and though we had a TON of fog for his early morning session it made for a really cool session!
I also had some fun creating sunlight where there was NONE. The fog was THICK all morning on this day and they’d really hoped for some sunshine (what’s the fun of getting up for a sunrise session with no sun right). So I decided to create a little (see the last album design above).
Today I get to share Garett’s senior portraits with you! We might have had a chilly dreary day (nothing like the 80 degrees and sunshine that decided to show up this week!!!) but we definitely made the best of it. Early spring sessions can be a bit unpredictable but by this time of the year I’m always itching to get the camera back in my hands and get outside after mostly indoor sessions all winter long.
We kicked off Garett’s session at the high school to feature his two sports, baseball and football. Construction on the brand new field made things interesting but a very accomodating construction crew let us get what we needed on the bleachers while they worked!
After finishing at the school we headed over to Whitmore Park. This little park is one of my favorite little forgotten spaces over here. I love it for spectacular fall colors in it’s nice dense forest but even this time of year it gives us such variety and being one of the less visited parks in town we often have the place all to ourselves for sessions (and play days for me and B too!). Garett chose this park as his second location because it’s a favorite spots to take his pup for walks.
You may remember the Morrison’s first session with me a couple years ago. I was so thrilled to work with them again for Garett’s senior portraits.
The first of our class of 2018 senior models to make their debut on the blog is our very own Ms. Payton!
You may remember her first moment in the SJP spotlight way back for her sophomore year prom when she won the Neuhoff media prom package which included a prom-day shoot with her date Austin (and we included him in a few of her senior portraits too)!
From there it wasn’t long before Payton was working as my assistant and modeling for me on a few projects including our parachute dress class in downtown Indianapolis with the Reset Conference. She’s even charmed our own little #BabyB and got to be her swim lesson teacher at fairview pool this summer!
So basically Payton has become a pretty awesome part of the SJP family (at home and work!) so it seemed fitting she be the first one up on the blog to kick off the class of 2018’s senior year.
Do you guys remember the ‘trash can image’ ?!? Austin joked when we got out of the car at the park that we had a great location right by the dumpster soooo I accepted that as a challenge to create something fun by it and this was the result:
Things have been BUSY around here all summer and I have SO many awesome things to show you from all our seniors… so let’s not wait! Check out all of Payton’s favorite images right here right now.
This year Payton was even named All American Cheerleader! Big congrats for kicking off your senior year with such an achievement.
And don’t forget to head over to her facebook album to give her some love.