• Autumn Merica

Emma - BHS Class of 2022

Happy Sunday and welcome back to the blog! This weeks #SeniorSunday spotlight is on Emma - a senior at Broadway who booked her senior photos with me after a scheduling conflict had caused her to have to find a new photographer. I am so glad she found me, because we had an amazing time at her session and came out with beautiful photos to commemorate her senior year of high school!


Emma was really hoping to have summer senior photos, but when she found out she had a cheer comp on the same day she was scheduled with her original photographer, she immediately knew she had to find an available date soon or else it would be too cold to get any summer type senior photos. Also, as most seniors feel, she was anxious to get some photos to use for her #SeniorSunday posts. I know when someone is waiting on their session and sees other people posting that the anticipation and excitement really sets in! With all of this being said, it was apparent that Emma was beyond ready for her senior session. She showed up with that energy and I knew we were going to have a great time! Even after almost having to reschedule due to rain, it all held off and we turned an overcast day into gorgeous senior photos. Emma even got the best of both worlds - summer and fall photos on one day!

Emma's first stop for her session was Willow Spring Farm. The owners of the farm continue to add so many new and beautiful elements that give us photographers more and more ground to cover at sessions. With 2 swings, a hammock, a waterfall, barn, fence line, flowers, and pond it is easy to spend a few hours there. She was happy to be climbing hills to get to swings with gorgeous views, laying on the side of the driveway in a patch of flowers, and wearing beautiful summer dresses even though she was cold all for the sake of beautiful pictures! Emma and I managed to include all of the spots in just the right amount of time so that we could make it to her other locations! Her next location was her high school where we took photos in her cheer uniform. Commemorating that part of her senior year/high school career was super important to her and the photos turned out amazing!

After leaving Broadway we went to Shenandoah to a field with beautiful mountain views for her last location and last three outfits. I love open fields, because this is when I can get so many candid shots of my customers and capture genuine laughs. The views are just a bonus! Seeing the field go on for miles with the mountains in the background is a perfect setting for any session, no matter what kind. While Emma and I were at the field the rain was ready to catch up to us, and it became misty with gray skies the entire time. None of this even made a dent on the beauty of Emma's photos which we were so grateful for! After her session I was so excited to get these photos uploaded and edited that I made my younger brothers wait for me to get a preview done before I would take them out to dinner. Having a successful session with gorgeous photos is worth waiting on food for!


Thank you to Emma and her wonderful mom Katie for spending an evening with me capturing her senior photos, and also for trusting in me with the uncertain weather to make sure we got the best photos possible! I am wishing Emma the best in her future nursing career and also the remainder of her senior cheer season and senior year in general! Next week on the blog I will be back to document and share a gorgeous fall wedding Kaity and I are photographing next week!



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