Andrew and Jasmine - Class of 2018

I had the pleasure of shooting Andrew and Jasmine's senior photos the other day. I've known Andrew for most of his life. His family lived next to ours for many years. I just met his girlfriend Jasmine at the shoot (not something I normally do, but this shoot was a bit different then others).

 Senior Portriats in mariatta Square

Senior Portriats in mariatta Square

I would not usually shoot two seniors at the same time, but this was a unusual circumstance. Having known the Williams family, they asked if I could include Jasmine in the photo shoot. There was a time restraint and based on both of our schedules, this was going to work best. 

 Jasmine - Class of 2018

Jasmine - Class of 2018

Marietta Square in Marietta GA, is a great place for a large mix of different photo styles and ideas. Everyone agreed and we were set for an exciting morning. 

Marietta Square on a weekend, in one word, is, crazy. No, I really mean crazy. They host a farmers market and craft market and this particular weekend, a 5k. We arrived at 8:30 on a Saturday, and it was packed.

 Gazebo photos - Marieeta Square, Marietta Georgia 

Gazebo photos - Marieeta Square, Marietta Georgia 

So the challenge is to isolate the seniors and try to make the most interesting photos that can be made. Using the gazebo in the square is easy, it's up higher then the rest of the square. The fountain is much more trickier, because you have a groups of people continuisly moving through the square.

 Shooting a wide open aperture to hide background distractions. 

Shooting a wide open aperture to hide background distractions. 

 So many different situations and textures near the square

So many different situations and textures near the square

Overall, this was a great shoot and we all had a fun time, even with all of the chaos of the square. It is something that creates a great memory after it is over and you can enjoy for photos for a lifetime.

 Very cool cracked chalked wall just off the sqaure in Maruetta. 

Very cool cracked chalked wall just off the sqaure in Maruetta.