Before we even started, I was so worried when I started Whitney senior session, and that is not something I am used to feeling. I got the sense that Whitney was a very busy and mature senior. Her schedule was full. She still needed to schedule a senior session. I was worried we wouldn’t have enough time during her session.
When we started her senior session, she told me that she was committed to be back at school at a particular time. Typically time constraints are not a problem for me, but I wanted to make sure that we had enough time to photograph all that we wanted.
The location we chose is perfect. It had a lot of the things that she wanted which included nature and a little bit of water. We used the space to the best of our abilities and saved her dance photos for last, hoping we gave ourselves enough time. She dances at West Michigan Dance Center, found HERE.
Dance and Crunch Time
Here’s where the time crunch came into play. She put on her dance outfit and we started to photograph her while she was moving and dancing. I knew we had to be done within minutes, but I had so much fun photographing her while she was dancing that I didn’t want to stop. At the very end of the session the sun came out and started to fall behind the building in such a beautiful way. I honestly hate it for her session to come to an end because I wanted to keep going. But I knew we had enough time and were done.
Enough Time? Or Too Much Time
Side note: Having a session go too long is just as bad as ending the session too early. When you go too long you end up with too many photos. You will get decision fatigue trying to narrow them down. So I feel it’s just as bad having too many decisions to make, as not enough decisions to make, when choosing your final images.
Sun, Dress, Movement
For the last several minutes of the session I was photographing at a feverish pace. We got everything and I am so incredibly pleased with how the images look. The sun is gorgeous, her dress is gorgeous and how she was moving was absolutely stunning.