This is my friend, Corinne, who I photographed this past summer. Corinne and I were pretty good friends in high school. We had activities that we did together, and we just clicked. I'm sure it is because we both have a slightly wicked sense of humor. I hadn't seen Corinne in years...like over twenty years. When we decided to do a shoot together, I was really excited to see her, and be around her energy.
I was so shocked to find out that she hadn't had a professional portrait done of herself since her son was eight years old. Imagine my shock when I found out that her son is already twenty! First of all, wow, having a twenty year old child and looking like this was amazing to me. Second of all, where had the time gone?
Corinne is full of spunk and energy, and when we saw each other, it felt like we just picked up right where we left off all those years ago. Because we both had traveled to meet up, she brought tons of outfits to choose from, along with hats, shoes, and jewelry. We spent a bit of time going through everything, trying to decide what outfits would be the most fun to photograph her in. Once we decided on the outfits, we also spent some time discussing the progression of her makeup through the boudoir session.
After we had our plan, Corinne went to work on her hair and makeup while I set up my lights, and planned some poses based on our choices. We laughed so hard while we were catching up with one another. I love how her eyes sparkle when she's happy!
Once she was prepared, we started plowing through our outfit choices. Ironically, both of our "let's see how this looks" outfits ended up being our favorite images from the sessions. She and I agreed, though, that the hardest part of the session was staying focused since we were having such a good time together!
The best part of working with Corinne was her attitude toward the whole session. She was excited to try just about anything I asked her to do, and trusted that even if it felt weird, it would probably look great in an image!
Thank you, Corinne, for an amazingly fun session. Thank you for letting me share some of your gorgeous images! I can't wait to see you again!