Vivacious Kate… I met her 2 years ago just a few weeks before her high school homecoming. Kate modeled for me in a homecoming shoot. I remember how happy she was and how the camera just soaked up that joy. Since then, Kate and I have kept in touch through Facebook and Instagram. Then just a couple of weeks before she was to graduate high school this past June, I got a call from her mom. Kate wanted me to shoot her senior pictures. Since I had worked with Kate before, the planning time was fairly zero. She knew my style and that is what she wanted and I knew how she photographed. Mom wanted photos that reminded her of her little girl with not so much modeling, but Kate wanted the glamorous shots. I promised they would get both and have a ton of fun! I found a couple of places in Galveston and a beach area to end the shoot with.
Literally 7 days before graduation, I met Kate and her mom on a hot Houston summer afternoon. We were all prepared for the humidity, but the afternoon went quickly regardless of the heat or humidity. We ended the shoot on a beach with a beautiful sunset, wispy white clouds in the sky and waves lapping at our feet. It was the perfect afternoon to end her senior year with. I am always honored with a photograph a special occasion, but it was made even more special for me when her mom said the afternoon was the most enjoyable they had as mother/daughter in months. Kate and her mom were just a joy to work with and to get to know better. Kate started at LSU this past August and I know she will be a huge success 🙂
Kate was photographed on location near San Leon, Texas and on Galveston Island.
Check out a little behind the scenes video below…