09 May Bianca’s Senior Photos
I spent a couple hours with Bianca for her senior pictures. On the fringes of the rainy season, we lucked out and were handed a beautiful day to work with. Unfortunately, everyone else in Tacoma decided to spend the day outside as well, giving us a pretty busy background. The spots we chose were spent with well-timed captures where I found a clean, people-free background.
I arrived to the location a bit early, as I usually do, to run through pre-scouted spots in the area. Light conditions change fast, and well… a location can look amazing one minute and completely lose it’s luster in a blink of an eye. I quick jog through pre-scouted locations are always done immediately prior to a shoot, ensuring they are still ripe for the pickin’.
Run and gun was the name of the game for this shoot. 10-20 clicks of the camera and we were off to the next spot. I wanted to capture six or so locations, so we got what we needed and moved on.
Bianca brought her boyfriend along for some shots. Interestingly, I’ve found this to be a very popular theme for that last couple years, shooting a senior portrait session with the student bringing their boy/girlfriend along. I don’t mind either, it really keeps my subjects loose and posing comes more naturally, making my job easier so I can focus on the technicalities of making pictures.