Sunday, April 29, 2012

Karis | Waynesboro, Virginia Senior Portrait Photographer

I've been given so many opportunities the past two years and I can't even begin to explain in words how honored it makes me feel. And when Karis asked me to do her senior pictures about a month ago, I felt even more honored. That's because I didn't know her! Karis is the first person I didn't know to ask me for pictures. I was so excited when she Facebooked me and ever since we picked a day, I've been looking forward to photographing her.

Well, yesterday arrived and I woke up to sun. I was so thrilled and thought that the rain in the forecast was going to hold off. I was wrong. It started pouring sometime before noon and I didn't think it was going to stop. It finally did stop sometime around three but the clouds were just looming over the sun and it was dark. Photographers don't like the dark. So, I got a message from Karis wondering if we were going to cancel and I had to make a decision right then. After some thought, I took a chance and told her we should still go but that we should go early. You'll learn something about me if you're around me enough. That is, I hate being challenged but I love to challenge myself. I've worked in a lot of different types of light and finally feel confident that I can take a good picture in any light. It's just that, I don't LOVE using my reflector for every picture so I was hoping for some sun.

So anyway, I prayed for a while and then, guess what? The sun came out! The sun came out about twenty minutes before I took her pictures and stayed out until the last bit of her session. It was perfect! Although it was a bit cold towards the end, we had such a good time!

After spending an hour with Karis, I made a new friend and I got to enjoy her wonderful, glowing personality. Karis is one of the nicest people I've ever met and we have more in common than I could've possibly imagined. Karis, thank you for letting me take your pictures! You're gorgeous, so photogenic, and it was an easy task. I hope you love your pictures and good luck with college! :)


  1. beautiful! and i love her locket -- i believe i've seen it on etsy♥

    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  2. These are beautiful! The weather was like that where I live too.

  3. Glad the sun came out! great light.

  4. These are so pretty! I love the lighting and the perspective.
    Beth xxx

  5. You are an awesome photographer! All are so pretty..

  6. Beautiful pictures of a lovely lady! You did a really great job :)

  7. really really great!!! So natural and pretty! I just booked my daughter's senior pictures shoot :o

  8. Gorgeous photos, I particularly love this one-