Sometimes things are just meant to be. My dad knows Harley's dad, and their friendship was a big part of why this session happened. Parents tend to handle the scheduling of senior sessions, so I always wonder who I'm going to be working with. Will she be nice? Will she trust me to make her look good? Will it be fun? These are a few of the thoughts that cross my mind, as crazily naive as they may seem! I especially love senior sessions because most of the time, the seniors have never really been in front of a camera. As Harley put it last night, "When you take a selfie with your phone you can see yourself and adjust things until you like the way you look!" Being in front of someone else's camera is a whole different story, but in so many ways, I truly believe it's better than taking a selfie. You are forced to trust someone else, giving them the freedom to capture you in a way that either makes you look really bad or really good. I think we would all hope for the latter but probably expect to former, am I not right? I love the reaction I get from clients who happily discover that they actually like they way they look their photos. It's pretty much the ultimate compliment for me! Photography is a balancing act; I want to take photos that reflect my personal style and standards, yet at the same time my goal is to capture subjects in a way that will allow them to love the photos as well. When the two merge, I call it a little thing called SUCCESS! Miss. Harley, you are nice, you trusted me, and you were fun! Win win win :) I hope you're as impressed as I was by your amazing ability to relax in front of the camera! So glad I had the chance to meet you and work with you!