If we haven't had a shoot together, let me explain to you how each session starts. We meet one another, typically for the first time actually meeting in person, and then we spend a few minutes getting to know each other. From there I let clients know what they can expect from the session. I let them know that it may take a few minutes for them to get comfortable in front of the camera, but that is okay, it happens to everyone. From there we start shooting and within 10-15 minutes clients have loosened up and are ready to take the photos they will really love. The ones that are comfortable and natural.
Well, that is not how it went with Riley! I let her know that it was okay to feel a little unsure at first, but that feeling would go away. And right there, first shot, I was like dang girl, we don't have to worry about those 10-15 minutes we usually take to get comfortable! She was instantly comfortable in front of the camera and naturally posed, smiled and giggled her way right through her session. I later learned that she is on the cheer team and does theater at her high school, so that might explain how comfortable she was!
We spent our evening together in Detroit, doing parts of her session at both Belle Isle and the Z Parking Garage. Both are such incredible locations and I loved all of the unique spots we were able to find to help showcase Riley's personality. Can we talk about those skyline views at sunset with her sassy attitude- absolutely my favorite photographs from her session! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of celebrating your senior year, Riley!