I had the pleasure of photographing twin seniors earlier this month! I was so excited for this unique experience since twins are so close to my heart. ( For those of you that don’t know, I also have twins!) We had a great time getting to know each other, laughing, and I ,of course, made self-deprecating jokes about myself as I usually do. I know I say this alot but I am just so thankful for the wonderful and sincere people I get to meet! The sky was really beautiful at the beach and there was this break in the clouds that made all of us stop for a moment and take in the sun rays that seemed to pour out onto the open water. It was surely a memorable moment!
Now, I am sure you are wondering about the strange title of this post…
How is a senior session terrifying? This has nothing to do with my subjects, as they were completely wonderful! The moment that made me gasp for air and had my heart pounding was something that every photographer dreads!
Side-track for a little back story …
I recently purchased a new camera body online and when it arrived, it didn’t have a strap attached. I have been meaning to get one for a couple weeks but didn’t feel it was a huge priority. The following will prove how wrong I was!
So, here we are… driving to the beach. I was riding in the passenger seat and “chimping” (looking through the images that we had previously shot in my camera). We arrived at our location and everyone began to exit the car. I unbuckled and hopped out… only to feel something slip out of my hands and then my worst nightmare…I see my brand new camera drop… to the ground… on concrete… and it bounced once!!! THUMP! I feel like I saw this in slow motion. I immediately scooped it up and inspected it. Everything looked OK. The lens was fine, there was a little ding on the body but it took a photo like nothing had happend. I was relieved but ,just for the sake of being thorough, I pulled out my back up camera (this is where it pays to invest in extra equipment) and continued our shoot. I am happy to say that “my baby” is just fine and still shooting like she used to! ( I know, I speak about my camera like she is a person)SHEESH! Talk about a close call!! So all this to say, I have learned my lesson and will be getting a strap ASAP! Thanks for listening to my little rant. I know this may not be that big of a deal for all of you but I think my photog buddies will relate!
Now on to the images! These seniors keep getting better and better looking!