A Few of my Favorite Things

August 6, 2011

I have been dying to blog about this portrait session, but I have been in the throes of wedding season and just have had my head focused on weddings, weddings, weddings.  Which, by the way, I love and don’t blog enough about I’ve realized.  They really are one of my favorite things to photograph.  I think partly because, really, my favorite thing to photograph is women and, for the most part, that’s my best chance to do it.  I don’t have any friends who say, ‘you know, I haven’t had my pictures taken in a while, I should get pictures of myself’.  Doesn’t happen.  But it should.  Usually the last time most women I know have had their picture taken is their senior pictures, which is far too long ago.  So, this portrait session afforded me many of my favorite luxuries, women, check, a new cool place, check, people who would do what ever crazy thing I would ask, check, people with some cool ideas themselves, check.  Now, before anyone gets confused, this is a senior portrait session, but probably my favorite one ever!  I just love what came of it.  I even got to travel for this.  One of my dearest friends, Shonda, flippantly asked if I would be interested in coming up to Edmonton, Canada to photograph her beautiful and fantastically photogenic stepdaughter, Veronica.  I, very unflippantly ( I know, not a real word), said absolutely, yes.  So, there I was in Edmonton with Shonda and our other friend, Sarah, photographing Veronica and her friend, Sam.  We had SO much fun being silly and girly and laughing about the fact that Veronica and Sam were getting their pictures taken in the girl’s locker room when we had originally planned all these other places.  When I saw that locker room, though, I just couldn’t resist.  What good fortune!  Beautiful women and some of the best pictures I’ve ever taken, check.027vs - Photography by Aril Williams

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