Hold the phone….MAGIC happened here recently! About 6 months ago, I received an email from a high school senior in Odessa, Texas. She was inquiring about a senior session with me (form The Woodlands, Texas)….what? I was over the moon from the start with this sweet, incredibly smart and talented girl. My first though was “how in the WORLD did she find me?” I had to call her back right away, this was fantastically exciting. Lo and behold she found me on Pinterest! She had a specific plan in mind and was looking for fresh, clean, rich color. OK, it also helped that the clincher was that I was an Aggie, too. (Which was listed on my Pinterest bio.)
We planned via conference calls with her mom and me and formed a timed out plan. Well, guess what….the forecast plummeted to rain as our date finally neared. NOOOOOOOOO, this was a dream session, this was fate, this was magic all coming together from across the huge state of Texas. I put my foot down with mother nature and insisted, that she allow this to happen for us. She just had to, right?
We decided to move our entire road trip plan to a morning start, in hopes that the rains wouldn’t arrive earlier than my 50 million weather apps predictcted. We started at the Administration building at the Texas A&M campus. Beautiful M, will be an Aggie fish next year, so we off-set her classic beautiful blue dress with the lovely architecture. Ahhhhhhh, this was already reaching photography nirvana. But, wait….
M also wanted wildflowers, ideally bluebonnets, and we set out into the Bryan College Station area that they had scoped out the day before. Along with us for the day were M’s parents. To say that the 4 of us had a blast really doesn’t cut it. Laughs, joy, sharing of memories….genuine kindness at its best. We sealed our “friends forever” pact over burgers at the Dixie Chicken. Our senior portrait session morphed into the fusing of lives, shared values and FUN. By this time, we were way beyond just working together for a few photographs. It is the sweetest of moments when a client turns into a friend. The special moments that validate all that I do. Hey, it was a road-trip session, so we were then off to the next stop of this journey. The Aggie Barn. YES!!!!!
M will soon be joining the fighting’ Texas Aggie Class of 2019, WHOOP! I am jealous (gah, my days in Aggieland were fun), I am proud and I was beaming just watching this family lovingly gaze at their gorgeous girl. And by girl, I even mean BIRTHDAY GIRL! Yep, more magic, it was her 18th birthday to top it off!
So this blog really went into more detail about a session than normal, but it truly was one of the greatest days of my photography business. A new, from afar client found by social media, a beautiful girl and her parents and a road trip to some of my own very favorite places on this Earth. We wrapped the shoot around 4:00pm, ten minute later while driving back home…… YOU GUESSED IT, RAIN! Life is good.