Senior portraits for guys are a much different experience than girls. Most guys are just there because their mom told them they had to be, and sometimes that “excitement” can translate on camera haha. I can say with confidence, that senior portraits weren’t very high on Trey’s bucket list, but we managed to have a fun, quick session and got all the images mom could possibly want!
I photographed Trey’s girlfriend Taylor as a 2015 senior, so I was excited when she came with Trey for his session. I love catching up with my past seniors and seeing what they’re doing with their lives! Taylor studies animal sciences at Tuskegee University right now– how cool is that?!
Trey’s outfits were perfect for a senior guy– he kept it casual and within his comfort zone, which allowed us to get more natural poses and smiles since he wasn’t in some uncomfortable get up. We started in a button down and jeans, but our next set of photos was definitely my favorite…
Trey brought along all his duck hunting gear, and I got to sift through and see what I thought we needed for the best portraits. We hiked down into the dry creek bed, and there I photographed some of my all time favorite senior guy images! The colors from the leaves provided just enough contrast where Trey’s camo didn’t blend into the background (good for pictures, bad for hunting.) We even got a shot of his class ring with a decoy and some duck calls– how cool is that?!
We wrapped up our session with some pictures of Trey with his truck. If you look back at Taylor’s senior session, you’ll see where she wanted pictures with her car– are these two a match made in heaven or what? These images have a totally different feel from Taylor’s, which just goes to show that every session is unique, even if some share common elements!
Trey was one of only four senior guys I photographed this year, but I’m hoping for lots more next year! Guys– don’t be afraid to get in front of the camera! I promise to make it as painless as possible