free spirit n: 1. a person with a highly unique or individual attitude, lifestyle, or imagination; nonconformist 2. a person who lives according to his or her own wishes and beliefs, unconstrained by society’s conventions
One of the qualities I love most about Sydney is that she is a free spirit ans truly a reflection of her kind hearted family. During the time I spent with Sydney I could not help but smile. Her zest for life is simply contagious! When we met to discuss her session she told me she was looking for something with a natural and bohemian feel. Such a fitting theme for her. I found the perfect spot with ivy cascading down rock walls into a creek. Swoon! This is one of the many reasons I love photographing high school seniors, they join me in the collaboration process. The session becomes a complete representation of them. One item that Sydney brought along really made her portaits both unique and special was her mom’s prom dress. Seriously, how awesome is that?!?
Sydney’s older sister, the fabulous PJ Rude of Milk Glass Vintage Rentals, helped Sydney get ready and tagged along for part of the session. Had to get a photo of these two together.
During our session there was a bit of wading into a creek (maybe a little prayer or two that I don’t drop my camera into the water), hoping through brush, and lots of twirling in the fading sun. I got to learn all about Sydney’s job, her mad basketball skills, and some shops to find fashionable yet affordable accessories (I was experiencing a major case of jewelry envy whan I saw all the pretties she brought along.)