I'm a portrait photographer, and love to follow and find light anywhere I can so prom should be easy right? Nope. Think about it, the girls are in tight-fitting gowns with little room to move, and they definitely are not moving as freely as usual. Guess what this sounds a lot like, that I love to shoot, weddings. I also avoid them because I am an over-deliverer and thus find myself working more, delivering more and charging, well not near enough. This has been my usual experience with Prom, and while some of those haven't changed at all, you guess which, something has changed. Maybe it is as simple as the time we live in but the young ladies I had the pleasure of working with last weekend were very confident in who they are. There is a huge difference in confidence in our identity and being conceited and these girls knew exactly who they were and they brought it! I drove from Boones Creek to Flag Pond, back to Boones Creek in the pursuit of capturing the ladies in a fashion I hope they can appreciate for years to come. As Austin is preparing for his Junior Prom tomorrow, this is something much closer to me than in times past. I have includes some sample imagery from my day, multiple sessions in one blog, and not to compete with one another but to illustrate the individuals they are and the diversity I was capable of adjusting to. I hope you enjoy these, and I hope every single one of these ladies also contact me for their senior portrait needs because bonds have been formed and I hope the experience was everything and more. I love how as I returned to finish my evening the girls were yelling my name as I approached like we were lifelong friends. I may or may not have also received an applause from one parent, in particular, today when I walked into her shop to share the images. These are amazing reminders that what I do IS IMPORTANT, and matters on a level most people never stop to consider. So when your thinking of hiring your next photographer, consider contacting me and see how things can be different and how we can write these moments in time together!