It’s always interesting to see which schools my seniors come from each year, and this year I was lucky enough to have several Crossville High School seniors! I don’t usually see a lot of Crossville lions in front of my camera, but you might remember Logan‘s session from last week, or Shyann and Iva‘s back in the fall. Taylior’s session worked out so that we got to shoot in several very different locations and pull off a lot of great, unique looks! We started in one of my favorite spots, with the bamboo patch that I use so often for seniors. I just love the colors in the bamboo and how well they compliment more muted tones, like Taylior’s mauve colored top.
Taylior’s second outfit was a stunning crimson colored dress that was perfect with the dark green of the evergreens and the weathered wooden fence we shot beside. My favorite thing about this set of portraits is how obvious it is that Taylior can go from an adorable laugh to a gorgeous serious face in no time! Seriously, this girl has “the smolder” look down pat.
Taylior’s dad gifted her this session, and they opted for on location hair and makeup with my fabulous stylist, Kendall. This means that after they finished Taylior’s first hair and makeup look at the studio, Kendall came along with us to the rest of the shoot to make sure Taylior’s look stayed perfect! She also gave Taylior a second hairstyle once we left our first location and headed to a more urban area. The braid is subtle but was still a great way to switch up the style in these portraits!
While we were shooting in this spot, I became a bit enamored with a big, fluffy kitty that was lurking nearby. I honestly would’ve probably chased him down, had I not been such a professional. (That’s sarcasm– in reality I was calling “here kitty, kitty, kitty” and plotting how I could get him to stay in my car until we were done shooting.)
We ended Taylior’s session at the softball field and I seriously love these shots! I don’t often get to do girls’ sports portraits like these, so it’s always fun when I can keep things more on the light, playful side and not have to worry about making them look “tough” like I do with my guys. The final, black and white image here is one of my favorites from the entire day, and Taylior actually has a huge (30×40!!) print of it! I loved getting to know this beautiful girl during her shoot, and I also love how all of her images turned out!