I don't know when it started, but as long as I can remember, senior pictures have been a 'right of passage' for any senior in high school. Well, today was the day that Kenzi, her best friend 'Nay', the dog and I trudged out into the woods to take Kenzi's senior pictures.
It's hard to believe that my first born is already 17, will graduate in a few short months and then sprint as fast as she can into a life of her own (which is exactly what her mother did). It just dawned on me that my dad did my senior pictures and I guess it was a given that I would always do Kenzi's, since photography is a hobby/passion of mine.
For the past few weeks I have been searching out the perfect spot for Kenzi's pictures when Boz and I are out hiking. I found an arm of the river where the creek bed has dried up except for a slow trickle and the bushes that line the bed are in full fall color. So, today we trudged up a trail, maneuvered down an embankment, slid over still wet river rocks (a few times nearly falling on our backsides), smiled, struck poses, laughed at Boz chasing chipmunks and got some great pictures. So, here's my little girl.
Striking a pose...
..is always more fun with your best friend.
Yes, the shoes make the dress!
...and I believe I see some her mother's attitude in that look (ehem!).
Of course Boz has to be a part of the action...
..so he strikes a pose showing his 'best side'.
Making ripples in the water.
Beautiful in black and white...
..and in full color.
Oh, that smile!