High School Senior Jenny

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Senior high portraits have come a long way from the stiff, cookie cutter images that used to dominate the yearbooks. I remember that for my high school portraits, we chose one of three days to go to the school where the photographer had set up the “standard blue” background. Girls got their choice between a blue or black boa, and had to wear a red velvet drape for the actual yearbook photo. Guys got to wear a fake tux. The result was a uniform (can you say boring?) set of images that all sort of blended together.
Today, many high school seniors get to choose who they go to for photos, and some even get to pick any kind of image they want to use for their actual yearbook photo. Which if you ask me is pretty dang cool.

Jenny is the daughter of a close family friend, who also happens to be very into photography. When she told me that she wanted to have me take her senior portraits and that she wanted to do some photos with a gun (Jenny hunts for sport and for food), my reaction was “Heck yes!” But she also wanted some girly, pretty shots, so we got a little bit of everything for her pictures. The photos were done on her family’s property, near Roseburg, Oregon.

I’m so thrilled and honored that Jenny chose me for her photos. She was such a natural, and I had so much fun!

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Jenny spends much of her non-school time helping around the family “farm,” and is very much a jeans and cowgirl boots kind of girl. But I have learned that even a jeans and cowgirl boots kind of girl likes to get dolled up every now and then.

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By far, one of my favorite images of the day:

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A girl and a gun (this beauty of a rifle was lent to Jenny by a good friend, though she does have her own):

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Loved this!

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Good luck to you in your Senior year, Jenny! I know you’ll do great.

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