This shoot began with a heavy gray sky that was ready to let loose.
In a row of towering pines sat a wooden chair.
A young woman sat with her cello as lingering fog danced to its sound.
In that moment, I felt like I had stepped into a movie listening to Ella play her beloved cello, Claude. As if this was a private concert for me and the trees of the Arboretum. There were times I stopped to just listen, easily forgetting my camera. There is something enchanting about strings; their sound draws me in and whisks me to another world. When I hear someone playing, I feel it in my very soul. One could only imagine how dreamy this senior portrait session was for me. How inspired I was. Miss Ella Blue was soft, but she played with so much strength in her fingertips.
I had a grand time capturing Ella’s senior portraits. There were so many images we took while fending off the rain, but these were some of my favorites. They are what I love creating the most, senior photos that are different than what you normally might think. A little more dramatic, darker, artsy and a little extra soul. Please click the bar below so you can listen to Ella’s work while you scroll.
"I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it."