When Marissa’s mom first contacted me about her senior portraits, she told me that she thought some farm land that her family owns would be a great location for part of her session. Rustic red barns and overgrown grass are my jam, so I was super excited when her rural farm senior session came to life.
But on the day of the session, the weather pulled all sorts of stunts, including a complete downpour just a couple hours before we were scheduled to meet in downtown Kokomo to get started.
We started in some alleyways in downtown Kokomo, to give her session a little of the urban vibe with the well-known brick walls and art work. Marissa is a big Harry Potter fan, so she brought along two of her books – one being Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – as this is her final year in school, much like Harry in the book. We even whipped out the wand for a few of the shots to get the magic feel.
When we stepped onto the farm property, I knew exactly why she and her mom picked the location. It is a sweet little farm with fields surrounding it, a rustic old barn, and tall grasses about. Marissa had really allowed her personality to shine as we got further into the session, and I learned that while she’s not 100 percent sure what life looks like after high school graduation, she is starting to check out some colleges and majors this summer to prepare.
Marissa has a bright future ahead of her, and I am thrilled that she chose me to document such a special time in her life. I loved getting to play in the storm clouds with her on their family farm and get some gorgeous shots to share with her.
Now booking Class of 2018 seniors for summer & fall sessions. Availability for fall sessions are extremely limited, due to wedding and family portrait schedule. Contact me today to ensure you’ll be able to get booked!