Ishaan originally had a late August shoot scheduled. But it ended up being terribly hot and so we rescheduled a late September date. Well, it wasn't hot when that date came around, but we had to cancel again--this time due to rain! In the five years I've been taking senior pics, I've never had to cancel a session due to weather, but I guess my luck had run out with Ishaan--twice! It took some scrambling around to find another date that would work--Ishaan is a very busy senior and I was almost fully booked for the fall, but fortunately he happened to have a morning off from school around mid October and the weather ended up finally cooperating, so a morning weekday shoot in October it was!
I'm happy to report that the third time was a charm. I was worried that the sun would pop out too strong during our session, but it thankfully waited until the very last picture was snapped to come streaming down, so the lighting conditions ended up being perfect. Just the right amount of cloud coverage to create soft, flattering light. And not only was the lighting conditions perfect, so was Ishaan! I though he looked quite dashing and on trend in both of the outfits he brought--so handsome! Plus, with his beautiful thick hair and spectacular swoon-worthy eyes, the camera truly did fall in love with him. I think it is hard to take a bad picture of Ishaan. He made my job easy. Well, except for picking out which photos to feature in this blog post. They were all sooooo good, it was hard to narrow down and decide which to include! I imagine it will be difficult for his mom to pick out favorites to print as well!
Ishaan's school activities include Key Club, National Honor Society, Speech and Debate Team, Student Council, Drama Club, Tennis Team, and Band--whew! His calendar must look pretty crazy--no wonder it was a challenge finding time to squeeze in a photography session. But I'm so glad it all worked out and he now has lots of wonderful portraits to document this all important time of his life. He plans to major in cognitive science in college and has not made a decision yet as to which college he will attend, but I'm positive wherever he ends up, this accomplished senior is headed for a very bright future!
Ishaan, it was a pleasure working with you and meeting your lovely mother. Thanks so much to both of you for your patience as we worked through the weather and scheduling difficulties we encountered. I think your portraits were worth the wait! And I'm looking forward to perhaps capturing some tennis pics to add to your senior gallery this spring!