Last week I did a blog post on if clients prefer more posed or candid photos. So, when I was asked to take portraits of Jake and Kaitlyn before their semi-formal, I immediately began going through various poses in my head. I loved the way the posed portraits came out but I always want to try and connect with the images in some way.
I couldn't help but think back to my days of going to dances and school events.
I miss that feeling of anticipation and pure, care-free excitement.
That moment when the boy you like asks you to a dance with a cute little message on a baseball...
Waiting for your date to arrive.... what will he think? How will he react to how beautiful I am?
... and that one moment when he sees you for the first time and all of your questions have been answered.
I think this has to be one of my favorite images of all time. As a Momma, I love this quiet little moment between mother and son. The independent and growing up young man who still needs a bit of help with these things... <3
It's the little moments. Your first corsage.
A holding of hands...
A giggle between poses (what is this photographer thinking?!)
And, of course, beautiful portraits that someday we will look back on...
to remind us of how young we once were.
I hope you still have your memories to hold on to that remind you of being "Forever Young."