Had my first ever senior portrait session on Tuesday night - needless to say I was a little nervous. I hadn't been able to scope the location out prior to the night of the session but my fears were quickly relieved the moment I stepped into the alley and met my handsome client L! Brick walls, cool doors, concrete steps and a handsome young man - I couldn't have asked for more for my first try at senior photography. I was drawn to the cool door immediately so that's where we started. He was so serious at first but eventually relaxed a little and a small smile came through. I noticed that somebody had locked a couple of bikes on the railing near the steps - not ideal - but when you can't move something out of the frame you have to find a way to work with it. We took some pictures on the steps and I loved how the pop of orange in his socks coordinated with the doors across the street behind him. L plays hockey so he put on his jersey and we took a few shots with that as well. Later we went across the street to take a few pictures at a local park and wrapped up there. I want to thank L for being such a willing and patient young man to work with - it was my pleasure!! Senior pictures sure have changed since my children graduated - I love how students are able to showcase their personality and interests today instead of wrapping up their senior year with a studio head and shoulders shot!!