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Dallas Senior Portrait Photographer Talks About A Recent Session

Not very long ago, Wanda e-mailed me about doing senior portraits for her daughter, Meg, who is about to graduate.  Wanda asked a few questions; she was already familiar with my work since she knows one of my Senior Models.  We agreed on a date for Meg's session and then set up the consultation a couple of weeks prior to the session.

As a side note, in case you didn't know, I do an in-person consultation prior to each senior session.  I do this for a few reasons:

  • It breaks the ice so that we're not all strangers when we show up to the actual session.
  • We get to know each other a little and I can answer questions and get a feel for what the family is looking for.
  • We talk clothing, even going so far as having the teen pulling clothes out of her closet to show me what she would like to wear for her senior portraits. I'm always happy to offer suggestions.

Anyway, prior to the consultation, Wanda and I continued to e-mail and she told me a little about Meg.  She explained that Meg had never been interested in being a cheerleader or on the drill team, though she had been in band for a while.  She loves comics and is an "old soul".

Plano senior portraits
Plano senior portraits

And she told me that Meg isn't as extroverted as some of the seniors I photograph.

Dallas senior portrait photographer
Dallas senior portrait photographer

Well, first off, I live in a house full of comic books; though I don't read them, myself, I have an appreciation for them since my boys love them so much.  And, second, well, I know all about being an introvert, since I am one.

So I was pretty excited to meet Meg and Wanda.

We had the consultation in their home and I enjoyed getting to know them.  I couldn't wait for the session.

I recommended Meg have her makeup done ahead of time, so they went to Donna Cooper's studio.  Meg looked stunning.  Her eyelashes are so incredibly long that I could not quit talking about them and admiring them.  Yes, I admit I have to wave the mascara wand around to even find mine.

This McKinney location was perfect for Meg's sense of style and because it is one of the quieter locations around.  I couldn't have been more pleased with how her portraits turned out.

fun Dallas Senior photography
fun Dallas Senior photography

While I do photograph the extroverted kids, the cheerleaders, the superstar athletes, and the drill team students, I also love photographing the students who are a little more shy, who do not necessarily like being the center of attention. I can relate to those seniors because though I love people, I am an introvert.

And furthermore, I AM A NERDY GIRL.  Yes, I said it.  I was the band kid who had a heck of a time looking people in the eye when I'd walk down the hallway in Jr. High.  I have two math degrees.  Yes, two.  I would read novels all day if I could.  I love documentaries and art films. And I did try out for cheerleader in 7th grade and flag corps in 10th, but I did not make either one.

So I get what it is like to march to the beat of your own drum.  And I totally dig that.

If you'd like to hire me to photograph your senior, call 214.783.9691 or  send a message to Studio You Portraits today.