Meet Hannah, Class of 2013.
We had a fun shoot several weeks ago. It was a gorgeous evening and Hannah is a lovely person - inside and out. We started at Crown Center...
The picture above makes me think of your classic All-American "Girl Next Door": beautiful, kind, unassuming and honest.
Hannah had some amazing cowboy boots with her, so we headed to the Kansas City Crossroads Art District to find both some old red brick and greenery. By this time, Hannah and I had established a good photographer-client connection and she really started coming out of her shell. :)
Being a photographer is more than just technical knowledge and posing. The most important thing is to quickly build a relationship so that the client is relaxed and free to be herself or himself. People are multi-faceted. It's important to capture the different "sides" of a person and be sure to get to the core. The more straight-faced pictures can tell you something about a person's essence.
As captivating as those pictures are, Hannah is a light-hearted senior and so mostly we just had FUN! I enjoyed seeing her silly side and encouraging her to work the camera. I told her this series made me think of the song "Rock My World (Little Country Girl)". :)
Our last stop was the new Kauffman Performing Arts Center downtown. I still have a bazillion "favorite" pictures to share, so without further ado...
Thanks, Hannah, for choosing Magnified Moments to do your senior portraits! It was such a blessing to get to know you. Enjoy senior year and your adventures beyond!