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Catching the train… and other fun things, Senior Portrait Day in Historical Petersburg.

The Senior Season of 2018, and Gorgeous Senior Portraits with a Train!

 

This year has been quite the year. My seniors have taken me over bridges, down rocky trails, over the river and back again.

All joking aside, it’s been a wonderful year.

 

On this day, Kayla, her mom, and I all ran like crazy to catch this train in the photo .  Turns out to be one of my faves of the season.

I shall just call it ” cute girl with the train”  We shot this session in beautiful Old Towne Petersburg, Va. It’s rich with history, and the area that I most love photographing in.

There are so many different looks that you can achieve if you let your creative side just flow.  Many Movies have been filmed in this area, check them out here!

 http://www.historicpetersburg.org/movies-in-petersburg/

 

I adore senior photography, it gets me out, keeps me in touch, and brings the greatest young people into my life .

 

 

 

 

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Time

Time.. It’s something that’s more valuable than gold. It’s something we rarely have enough of. It’s something that passes way to quickly.

One thing is for sure, when you measure time watching a child grow from an infant into a young adult, it does seem more precious. It also seems to fly by.

I always tell my Seniors and their parents that these are the last photos that you will have before you come home from college and get married. College photos will be a collage of Instagram and snapchat photos that will appear across social media. That’s how you will see your child for the next few years.

Not to worry, they will be home with piles of dirty laundry.

These are the last photos that will capture and save a memory.. for all time.

Print your Photos

 

xxoo

Connie

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Senior Portrait Connie Grant Photography

 

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The seconds.

A shutter clicks in partial second time. The seconds make up moments, the moments days, and the days, a life.  The most important thing a photographer does is save memories. The fact that so many of you have chosen me to save your memories, means more that words can ever express. I am so fortunate to have the people who my camera has brought into my life.

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The ” why” of senior portraiture. Ashley, class of 2018.

In a recent discussion with a friend, we spoke about why a parent would purchase or seek out a senior portrait photographer.

The senior year is a turning point in a young person’s life. This year is filled with study, and direction. That young person starts to find their way, and they realize that their life is about to change. They are on the brink of discovery, and that discovery is adulthood.

I have been so fortunate to share this experience many times over the last few years. I have watched the junior class move into Senior-dom.. and I get to witness the changes that happen throughout that year of maturing.

The Senior Portrait is a capture of your child at that moment. That moment before they leave your home.. … for good.   College days are  looming quickly, and once that young person steps out of  the door, they are forever changed.

They go from being your child, to becoming that person who is  quickly independent of you.  The nucleus of their family becomes college friends. The days of childhood have come and gone, and you suddenly realize that your child is now no longer truly yours. They belong now to the world.

The last formal portrait of your precious being should be artfully and gracefully produced. It should capture them as they are in this moment. It should be flavored with all the traits of your soon to be young adult.

I tell my clients, that this is the last professional portrait you will see until that wedding day.

I am humbled every year by the parents who choose me to capture these wonderful memories..

 

 

 

Connie Grant Photography