Split senior sessions - Duncan Round 2

March 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

If someone said "quick, pick your favorite season," I'm sure I'd stutter.

They each have their pros and cons.

Winter - The snow creates a beautiful winter wonderland but the wind can be biting.

Spring - Everything is blooming but it can be totally unpredictable. Warm one day, cold the next.

Summer - Long days and beautiful sunsets. In the Midwest, however, that can mean hot and humid.

Autumn - Beautiful color but that and the temperature can turn quickly.

I photographed Duncan's first session at the end of June. The weather was perfect for photos outside. We hit up Duncan's favorite haunts - the tennis court, the Robinson High School track, and various other locations.

As we talked, however, I discovered he's a hunter. Summer isn't "in season" for anything around here so we decided to split his session, doing part in June and finishing up in November as hunting season was under way.

I actually love splitting senior sessions. It gives the senior a chance to be photographed in activity-appropriate weather.

When Duncan arrived for his second session in November, the weather and natural backdrop didn't disappoint. 

It was just as pleasant outside this time, but the game had changed a little. The leaves were no longer green, but instead vibrant orange, yellow and red. The sun was more golden than it had been back in June.

Both sessions had something to offer and both were completely different. 

If you love several seasons, a split season session may be something to consider. The results can be amazing.

 


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