There’s no better way to celebrate a graduate than with a senior session! When planning senior sessions, my goal is to show off their unique personalities and accomplishments! My first Class of 2020 senior session was with Chase, a senior at Belton High School, in Central Texas. Chase is an incredible musician, so I really wanted to highlight his love and passion for music during this session.
The session took place at one my favorite spots–a private ranch in Central Texas. It’s over 100 acres and has a beautiful herd of cattle…that at one point we had to outrun. As you can see in the photos, the fall colors had just started to come out, and the rising sun really made the colors pop!
Chase is a member of the Belton Marching 100, playing both the euphonium and baritone. So while planning outfits with Chase’s mom, we made sure to include his marching band uniform, as well as his letter jacket. We started the session with Chase and his marching baritone. After about 5 minutes of shooting, the ranch’s herd came sprinting around the trees towards us…apparently a baritone gives off the universal “in distress” call for cattle. We hightailed it back to the RANGER and decided on another location that overlooks the rest of the ranch.
Chase’s mom and grandmother also joined us during the session. It was so fun to incorporate them into the photos! The three of them interacting had me laughing the entire morning. Finishing up at an old International Harvester Scout was totally unplanned, but these were some of my favorites from the session!
Oftentimes, guys are timider during sessions, since taking photos isn’t their favorite activity, but Chase came in and owned his photos! He was so confident, funny and didn’t need a lot of direction from me for poses. After he graduates in May, Chase plans on studying music and becoming a band director. He not only plays the trombone and baritone but the acoustic, bass and electric guitar, mandolin, violin and keys. I have no doubt he’ll make an incredible director some day!