Sara’s Senior Portrait Session at The Howard County Conservancy

This past week I had the honor of taking senior portraits for Sara who is a senior at Liberty High School. When I first met with Sara and her mom for their pre-design consultation, I liked them both immediately. Sara seemed so content and relaxed and you can tell by their interaction how much her mom loves and admires the person that she is. Sara is a competitive cheerleader and cheers almost every day of the week. We were so excited to take her portraits but then an injury during tumbling caused us to push back her session along with a series of very rainy days here in Maryland.

However, it was well worth the wait… the night of her session was the first sunny day we’ve seen in a while and Sara was glowing when she stepped out of her car. She had on the cutest outfit and her hair and makeup were flawless. Truly a photographer’s dream come true in a model….

Sara’s mom wanted to give us the space we needed to create our magic together and she joked that she felt like a stalker lingering through the gardens, watching Sara as she posed for her shots but not wanting to get too close and mess up the flow that we had going together.

As soon as we started shooting a beaver or something looking like one ran out of the bushes and startled us but was so fun to see. Sara said she loved nature and was happy to see it. Her mom said that there were lots of frogs in the gardens who were quite vocal during the shoot as well.

The highlight of Sara’s session for me was when we placed her in a field and she had on a gorgeous yellow gown that glowed in the sunset. She looked absolutely stunning and I told her that I had just captured the shot that I had envisioned upon our first meeting when she said she wanted to be in a rustic location and to be in a field.

As the night ended I found myself not wanting it to be over and wishing that Sara was younger so that she could be one of my Street Team models and we could continue shooting together throughout the year. She moved so effortlessly from pose to pose and has these gorgeous eyes which show her confidence and belief in herself and her power as the strong young woman that she is.

As the sun set and it was time to part ways there were hugs all around and I thought to myself what perfect clients they were and how they made my job so easy and fun. Just then her mom texted me thanking me for making this such a positive and fun experience for them so I was happy to hear that they felt the same way.

If your daughter or son is a senior and you would love to have some beautiful images of them, you can call the studio at 443-900-5170 or email julie@summermintphotos.com to learn more about what to expect from a senior portrait session.

If your daughter or son is currently a junior in high school and would enjoy modeling for us, you can check out my website here to learn more about our Street Team program and they can apply here to join us.