Today, however, did not start that awesomely. We planned to do Bryce's senior pictures at his girlfriend Kacie's house. I did her photos in the fall and her sister Alex's a couple years ago, so I know where their house is, but somehow managed to get lost. Fail. Bryce was running on 2 hours of sleep from having been at work all night so was exhausted. His blue shirts looked great with his blue eyes though, and Kacie made me a chocolate chip pancake. I LOVE pancakes and shirts that bring out people's eyes so really once I got there it went pretty well. We shot outside at first - it was a really nice day, bright but overcast so there weren't crazy coon eye shadows. Kacie held my reflector and gave Bryce some directions - I'm hiring her one of these days when I have a big shoot because I'm terrible at directing people and she knows what looks good. Bryce looks especially good with a 3/4 angle looking over his shoulder. It seems odd, but I like to work with people's best angles and we definitely found his. Also, I love his beard.
While he was sitting in the grass, I had Kacie go sit with him and took a couple frames of them together. So cute!
We set up my studio equipment in the living room and took some more photos there - fancier clothes and football uniform. One of the reasons I love senior pictures is because I get to do both indoor and outdoor shots - it's nice changing it up. Really glad to have gotten some real smiles - fake ones are always awkward, so it was good to see Bryce relax as the shoot went on and crack a few grins.