He stood with solemn enthusiasm at mid-field, poised for a show and waiting for his cue. His favorite, his smalls, his girl; she sat in front of him, giggling and unsuccessfully holding perfectly still. Noah had already served as guinea pig for Darbey‘s photographic whim, he’d already moseyed through the library (we’d almost lost him in the shelves, reading a western and losing himself in the other world), he’d already been a trooper for our meanderings. And now it was his turn; Noah’s turn to show off his athleticism.
Except no one anticipated the mud. Or the slipperiness of the grass near the hidden mud puddle. Or the way landing a jump just doesn’t work with lost traction and sliding slippery slush. But there he was. Not landing on his feet, the slippery forced him to his knees in the most painful way possible. Ouch. Ew. He made the jump, but not the landing. But here’s the truth: he landed the jump!
And in the same way that his brother Seth’s senior photos inspired my entire philosophy of senior portrait sessions as UNBORING (and, let’s face it, prompted some heart failure and gray hairs — go see for yourself!), Noah proved that nothing is as fun as doing what you love, with the ones you love, while laughing it up along the way….even if it means a little pain in the process.
Senior Photo Tip: Showcase a hobby (or two) as your personalize your senior photos. Whether it’s like Noah’s sports and books and Darbey or a favorite hiking spot or a fishing hole,: make sure you tell your photographer what you enjoy and want to remember about your season as a high schooler. Photography your thing? Bring your camera. Are you a ballerina? Let’s dance. A violinist? Bring it.