It has begun. Well, at least for Hannah it has. Hannah’s senior year has officially begun. And because Hannah is my youngest daughter, we’re able to create her senior portraits in a series of small sessions.
We picked up this dress in a thrift store a year ago. For obvious reasons, Hannah instantly fell in love with it. She wanted to wear it to a school dance but never found the perfect dance to display it in. So, in a closet it sat.
When Hurricane Harvey threatened Southern Louisiana this September the weather was unremarkable. A few storm clouds lingered around but the threat was, well, it was a threat that never built momentum other than the occasional rain squall. The school were closed for the day in anticipation of flooding. And Hannah and I sat at home, bored.
That’s when inspiration struck and the below portrait was created.
Rather than focus on hair and makeup, I encouraged Hannah to wear to a nude face. She has beautiful skin and bright blue eyes that I wanted to capture without the effects of makeup. But I also wanted more. I wanted our viewers to believe what they were seeing. I wanted a story. I wanted the imagery to compliment the moodiness of the day. So I grabbed a water bottle and doused her hair.
With dress in hand, wet hair, an intense stare and rain clouds on the horizon, a masterpiece was created. Enjoy.