SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTO SHOOT
Saturday, we picked up Rachael at 9:00 am. The goal for today was to shoot her senior portraits. She has been so excited for quite some time. She'd been planning this session for months. She asked me if I would shoot them for her. I was honored that she would trust me with something so important. I don't, as a rule, shoot people. I tend to do artsy stuff. But she told me it would mean so much to her and it would be so special if I did them for her. How could I say no?
So, off we went, Poppop doing the chauffeuring, and me taking the shots. We had so much fun. We started out at Gibraltar Gardens in Wilmington. It's a wonderfully scenic place with a lily pond and statues and a pavilion. We got some really great shots there.
THE GREEN DOOR OF GIBRALTAR GARDENS
(I'M SO GLAD THEY NEVER PAINTED IT)
GIBRALTAR GARDENS LILY POND
SWINGIN' ON THE GARDEN GATE
THAT'S MY FAVORITE SMILE
RACHAEL WITH HER SPECIAL BUDDY
IN THE STATUE GARDEN
PAVILION AT GIBRALTAR GARDENS
After the session at Gibraltor, we went to Hollister's for a new outfit, then to Chili's for lunch before stopping at home for a small rest. Poppop cut the grass and Rachie and I headed to Aston to Neumann University for some shots, after changing our outfit, of course.
Then we picked up Poppop and he took us to a waterfall he remembered from his fishing days in Ridley Creek State Park. WHAT A FIND.
OUR COUNTRY GIRL AT THE CREEK
AND AT THE WATERFALL IN RIDLEY STATE PARK
We rushed to a barn up the street from our house while the light was still good for a few shots.
And finally to our friend's pond in Glen Mills, where we stayed for a soft drink and chatted awhile. Getting home from our long day around 9 PM. It's 12:30 AM and I'm still doing post-processing. What a great day it was.
SPLASHIN' IN THE POND WHERE SHE
FISHED AS A LITTLE GIRL
THERE WAS A GOOSE TO THE LEFT
WHO KEPT HONKIN' AT US
RELAXIN' ON THE DOCK
AFTER A LONG DAY AS A SUPER MODEL
We had so much fun that we're going to do another shoot in the fall, when the fall color comes in. Who knows? This may become a yearly event. It got me back out there shooting after a year off. It felt really good to have that camera in my hands again.
TATA TILL NEXT TIME!