May 4, 2023
I did Taylor’s Senior Portraits last fall while Michael and I were in Houston visiting. I actually split her session into two different sessions for a couple of different reasons. First, we included her best friend Laina in her first session so I did some portraits of the two of them, together and then I alternated between the two of them. The second session focused on Taylor’s vision of a Western theme along with her guitar! It was amazing!
Taylor and I went on a shopping spree before her session as she told me she didn’t really have many dresses to choose from. She also told me she wanted to do a western theme and include her cowboy hats and cowboy boots. Her hats belonged to her great-grandfather and hold a sentimental meaning for her. I believe senior portrait sessions allow the senior to get creative and make the session reflect who they are and what their interests are.
Her hats were worn and misshapened and I wanted to see if we could fix that. We called Boot Barn and asked if they could reshape the hats and to our delight they could. Taylor and I went to the store and while they were working on the hats we shopped! We met a lovely sales clerk who kindly referred to me as Taylor’s mother! She made my day when I informed her I was her grandmother, not her mother! We found two dresses that Taylor loved so I bought them both.
Taylor also had a third outfit and she wanted a Western shirt to go with it so we kept shopping and found one she really liked! It worked perfectly with what she already had! I also inquired about a hat box and fortunately, they had one in stock. Taylor’s hats will be well protected now and ready to go when she decides she wants to wear one!
I will share those more casual images in a separate post as I have too many that I love and I want that post to focus on her and her future plans.
Enjoy Part 1 of Taylor’s Senior Portraits and you can check out more of my work here: Kimberly Jade Forbes Photography