Here today and gone tomorrow

Here today and gone tomorrow…….

 

The day I took these images I was focused on getting some beautiful images of a local Senior in High School. I was set on getting images that she and her mother would absolutely love and will cherish forever.
 Earlier in the week I had passed this awesome field completely overflowing with this gorgeous red flower clover. All I could think of were images of a beautiful young lady with a glorious sun as a back light. I had my senior and I went for the field.
I was able to get the shot that I had in my head and my clients loved the results. They got some wonderful images in the field and I can’t wait to shoot there again.
About 2 weeks after I captured these images I drove back by that field that had these amazing flowers and the red was completely gone. All that remained was the field of green and where the flowers had been only brown. All that beauty gone so quickly.
As I look back at these images it makes me think and compare that field to the life of this young woman and her mom. During this time of graduation it makes a mom ponder.
She was born as the light of her mom’s life. Her mom loved her and raised her and taught her values that she would need to live her life and grow to raise another as she was raised. But all too quickly the time comes that they leave us.
Like this beautiful field of flowers they are given to us to enjoy and watch. We can only hope as they leave us that we have done what we need to do as parents. That we have given our kids all the information and guidance that they will need to continue on their journey as they make their own way.
It is a time of pride and joy, but also a time of sadness. As my daughter also graduates and leaves the proverbial nest these are my thoughts and prayers.

 

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It’s Senior time (and I’m not talking older ages here)!

Senior photography

I have come to thoroughly enjoy doing outdoor photography sessions for graduating seniors. They are a totally fun age group of kids! You give me an awesome location and a spunky 17 year old and I’ll get you some awesome images and we will both have fun doing it!

This age group of kids are an awesome lot to be around. They are on top of their world. They are leaving behind childhood and entering into the world of adults. They think it’s great (as an adult I think we were all scammed at that age, I’m not so sure I would call it great). But they think it is and that feeling is one thing that makes them so awesome to work with.

Happy senior campers they are and they want to get that entire personality and emotion caught on film, so to speak. And the parents are right there with them. Their baby is grown up and  we have GOT to stop time here and keep it forever. That’s what you get with a Senior photography session and it is a ton of fun!

Here are a few of my favorites from a session. Can’t wait to do another!

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Senior photography

The Beauty of Images That are Tangible

Friends

    When I was a little girl I loved being with my friends. We laughed, played, and just enjoyed the company of those we were with. Time spent with my friends and family holds a big place in my heart and memory. I’m sure that is the case with most adults. Nostalgia……looking back on times when we were younger and excited for life to start.

   At Picture Perfect Photography our goal is to capture images of women and girls of all ages. Capturing fun and memorable moments in their lives and giving them that piece of nostalgia to hold on to for a lifetime is the ultimate in gratification for us…..we LOVE it!

Friends

   In today’s society the younger generation is all about getting and keeping these types of images. And many are completely happy with only digital images to share around to friends and on social media. But the digital world is so…….well, digital. You can look and look but never touch and really feel the image. There is nothing there that is tangible. If that were the only way we had to look at images of ourselves, friends and family it seems very distant and almost imaginary.

Double the beauty

   But beautiful images that you can hold on to, see everyday on your wall as you pass them, that is so much more real! Having your images in a book that you can keep and go back to over and over to see and touch means so much more than scrolling through those digital images on your computer. And so many times digital images remain locked away in a drawer or on a hard drive and are all but forgotten.

   And that’s not to even mention the value and awesome quality of a product your photographer can get you versus the ones from local commercial print labs. I have seen those print lab photos with body parts cut off that shouldn’t be and atrocious color that would rival that of an old 1970’s snapshot. As Forest Gump would say, it’s like a box of chocolates……you never know what your gonna get!

   I remember as a girl looking at old photos that my mom used to keep in old cookie tins. I could spend hours just sitting there, flipping through each picture and thinking about what was happening at that time. As I got older and even now, I still absolutely love going through those old photos, they touch my heart in their permanent memories.

   In my and my mom’s hallway and living room there are family photos that hang. They range from, over 100 years old of her mom and dad as children, to brand new images of a newborn grandson and nephew. It’s awesome to see those anytime we pass. Instantly, I begin to think of the family in those images, of the time frame that they were taken in and of the place in in my heart that is a permanent residency of the subject in those images. If I sit and look and think on them too long it can make me teary with the memories of them.

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   Actual photos you can hold and see daily mean so much more than a picture on my phone. I’m not sure why that is, other than it makes the person in them more ‘real’. Not just a digitally made group of pixels.  Wall art is tangible, real and beautiful. And even better yet when it is wall art of loved ones there is beauty there that can never be measured. We love selling wall art and photo albums or books. We love seeing the faces of our clients when they receive their products and look at them for the first time and to know it is only the first of many times that those moments will be remembered.

   These are the reasons we offer the products we do and do in person sales and product delivery, it gives us as much satisfaction as it does our clients. It makes us appreciate and enjoy our work all that much more and who doesn’t want to get as much appreciation as they can out of what they do, am I right?!