Saturday, May 5, 2012

prom photo shoot

My niece asked me at the last minute (as in the day before) last week if I would take her prom photos for her. After a few emails back and forth with her and her mom, we finally settled on a time (which happened to be right after my gym class) and a place (which happened to be two minutes away from said gym class on the university campus).

The result was me running over to the lake in running shorts and a Star Wars t-shirt, while Elyse and her boyfriend, Zack, looked...well, they looked like this:

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Gorgeous, right? I loved Elyse's neon orange dress, and her shoes were toooo cute! She wore silver glittered Bobs, which are the Skechers version of Toms.

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I subscribe to a few wedding photography blogs, so I had a few ideas for poses before showing up. I'm faaaaaar from professional, though. Luckily, Elyse and Zack were very easy to work with, and when I asked Elyse to show me some attitude- well, she did what comes naturally to her. :)

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Zack, however, could hardly stop grinning!

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Though he really, really tried. :)

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We had just under 20 minutes to get their photos taken before they had to leave to make a dinner reservation, but we managed to get in several locations around the lake in that time.

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And they were game for just about anything I wanted to try, including having Zack pick Elyse up and put her on the wall.

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Okay, seriously, too adorable!!

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And then they were off!

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And now that it's graduation season, I'll be shooting both her graduation and my cousin's, barely a week apart!