I absolutely love shooting senior sessions! And I have always wanted to get some pictures in a coffeehouse. I found the perfect spot in Cleveland. The Mill Coffee was kind to let us shoot pictures at their location. And Morgan my senior was happy to be my model for the day!
One of the reasons I love The Mill Coffee is because of all the history of the building. The Hardwick Woolen Mill in the early 1900’s was at the forefront of taking raw wool from local farms, processing it into cloth and making garments to sell around the world. I have always been attracted to shooting in places that have so much history and character. It makes the session that much more fun.
I had such a great time with Morgan! She made my job so easy! She was a wonderful senior model and we had a wonderful session. We got some coffee to start the session, and I had the coffee shop’s honey lavender latte which has now become my favorite drink.
As far as what I asked Morgan to bring to our session, her favorite book was on my list. She loves “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton. She read this during her senior year and it quickly became her favorite book.
We started off getting some pictures of her reading with her first outfit and then some pictures of her drinking a cup of coffee. We had an outfit change and one of the shirts she brought was from Lee University, where she will be attending this fall to study mathematics.
One of the coolest pictures I captured during the session and probably ever of a senior was of her reflection in one of the tables. It turned out to be a really neat shot!
We finished off the session by getting a few pictures outside. When Morgan isn’t working, she loves to volunteer at her church, spend time with friends, and workout. Her best piece of advice for someone who has a senior session is to just be yourself! Her personality shined through and I’m looking forward to more fun sessions like these!
Congrats Morgan, Class of 2019!
Are you a soon-to-be high school senior? Head on over to my “seniors” gallery to check out my work! Contact me about setting up a photo session with you!