When Dylan’s mom reached out to me for her son’s senior photos and mentioned a new to me location at Market Street at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, I jumped all on it. For me, showing up and photographing at “new to me locations” are definitely my jam.
Dylan is very excited that his high school years are over with. In finishing high school, he is wrapping up a seven year soccer career. Next up, he has plans to attend Arizona State University in the Fall of 2023. He may or may not play some soccer recreationally. Ultimately it was his decision to say goodbye to soccer.
Dylan was definitely the perfect candidate to show why shorter senior portrait sessions may not work for anyone. In addition to being quite shy, it took us a while to warm up to each other. Dylan was definitely a tough cookie to crack. Now, don’t get me wrong. He was very respectful and great to work with. He didn’t complain one time about the things I had him do, he just took longer to get comfortable in front of the lens. And I could tell that. By the end of it, he was definitely giving me that model vibe. When it was all said and done, we were giving each other a high five that we did it.
Furthermore, I was so glad that mom booked him an hour session. With anything shorter, we may not have gotten him comfortable, meaning not as many comfortable looking photos either. I try my best to take a genuine interest in these young adults and work my magic. And again, I’m always up for the challenge.
I have more below on how much time to allow for your senior portrait sessions that may be helpful!