It's always fun to shoot someone who is experienced or just a "natural" in front of the lens, but it may actually be more fun to shoot someone who "isn't so sure". Abby is a former student of mine. . . a quiet achiever, who doesn't crave the spotlight. She told me last Friday that she, "wasn't all that self-confident" when it came to doing her senior pictures, but you'd never know it from the looks of these. She was amazing, braving a chilly EARLY morning on a day off of school.
We had a blast at the railroad bridge and were lucky enough for a train to come along. It's really thrilling to feel the train rumbling by and fun to try to slow down the shutter to convey the speed of the train. There is a moment in every shoot where the subject just relaxes and you can see it through the lens. Abby got there on the bridge and was just having a blast after that.
Our original goal was to just come away with 2 or 3 good images, and I think we made it. Thanks Abby, and Mom!! It was a great morning!!