So we all know I love photographing athletes. Being a Naperville senior photographer, I have a lot of opportunity since there are so many seniors in the area, not to mention the surrounding suburbs. So when I get to do something new, it is always exciting for me. This senior was really something special. I wish I weren’t so far behind on my blogging so I could remember more details. But she is the first, or at least one of the first, seniors girls I’ve had who wore no makeup. I get it, I rarely wear makeup, and I think it is awesome that she had these pictures show who she is. Now granted, she doesn’t need makeup to look beautiful. With her awesome curly hair and perfect skin, with brilliant blue eyes, the camera liked her.
She had to endure quite the audience. This was Homecoming dance day for one of the local high schools, and there were probably about 50 couples with twice as many parents lingering around and taking pictures. I had to squeeze my spots in.
With the sun shining brightly behind her, it created a lovely halo.
I think this one is my favorite from the outdoor portion of our session.
Ok, so not only is this senior beautiful, but she is also brilliant. She is a National Merit Scholar, which means she is in the top 1%. She’s certainly no dummy. Ok, so pretty AND smart AND athletically talented. Seriously, so unfair to get the trifecta. LOL But she is a truly talented athlete, as well. At 5′ 11″ (and not done growing), she was a gifted volleyball player. Unfortunately, a major leg surgery has put that to an end. But we still wanted to capture something with her sport.
She is also receiving scholarships for her track and field prowess with shot put and discuss. I had never photographed either, so I was super excited. It took quite a bit of repeating it over and over again to get it just right and find the best part of the movement. This one is my favorite.