What’s next?

You know, I absolutely love photographing weddings.  It’s exciting and fun and you have to be on top of your game 100% of the time.  But . . . there’s also something special about the Senior Portrait Session that I just can’t get enough of.

Maybe it’s the energy they bring to the shoot, or the excitement written all over their faces, “It’s finally my turn!”

I remember the feeling.  The nervousness and excitement about where my life was going to take me after graduation.  Where did I want to go?  What did I want to do?  Who did I want to be?

There are so many things I wish I could go back and tell the Senior me . . .

. . . Don’t be afraid to go out on your own and stop worrying what everybody thinks.

 Enjoy your single life while you can; you’ll find the one you’re searching for, so just relax and have fun.

You’re going to make some HUGE mistakes; keep your chin up and learn from them.

Don’t choose a career because you feel it’s what society deems acceptable.  Do what makes you happy and find a way to make it work.

You are so much stronger than you ever believed . . . so have faith in yourself.

But let’s be honest here. If it was possible for me to go back and have a chat with my Senior self, would the “Senior” me have listened?  Probably not. These are lessons we have to learn by ourselves, through our own experiences.  So as I photograph these Seniors and wonder what their future’s hold, I ask them about where they plan on going to college or what they want to do after they graduate. Then I smile to myself because I know ten years down the road they’ll look back at these photos and think to themselves, “If only I could go back in time and tell myself then, all that I know now.”

I’m looking forward to seeing what your future holds Meranda!


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