Elizabeth - High School Senior

I really don't think I would be taking photos right now if it wasn't for Elizabeth and her family.  When I was in x-ray school around 5 years ago Elizabeth's mom, Deb aka Debbie Jo, was one of my classmates.  She knew photography was a hobby of mine, but I never really did photos for other people.  One day Deb asked me to take photos of her kids, just some basic portraits.  I told her that it wasn't really something that I did, so I declined.  If you read my first blog post, you would know why I said no (fear of failure, lack of confidence, etc.).  Anyways, after saying no I thought that would be the end of it.  I was wrong.  Debbie Jo was persistent, I think she asked me at least 2 more times before I hesitantly agreed.  The shoot went well, overall I was happy that I agreed to do it.   

A year or two passes and I still haven't done much with photography.  I started to get that 'itch' to take photography a little more seriously.  I knew I needed to build a portfolio but I didn't know where to start.  Then, out of the blue, Deb contacts me to take some photos of her kids again.  Talk about perfect timing.  

A few more years pass.  I'm shooting a lot more now but don't have much direction on what I want to do with the photography business.  I always wanted to shoot high school seniors but I had a hard time finding students to work with.  Then, once again, perfect timing - Deb texts me asking me to take Elizabeth's high school senior photos.  

I don't know what the equivalent to writer's block is for photographers but I definitely had that several times over the past 5 years.  I'm so thankful that I met Deb and her wonderful family because they kept me inspired when I needed it the most.  

Here's some photos from Elizabeth's high school senior session.