My son Jack had his Senior Dance this week so I took some photos
of him and his friends in the late afternoon before they left.
Of course they all looked dapper with their gorgeous girls...
There were a number of photographers so the poor kids didn't
know where to look and were a bit dazed by the "papparazzi".
The sea in the background was lovely but all thoughts of a
horizontal horizon flew out the window in my excitement so
I've felt quite seasick looking through all the shots -
thank goodness for the straighten tool!
I loved that this beautiful girl bucked the Durban trend
for long, flowing locks and wore her hair up in flowers.
Despite all the nerves beforehand everyone did a great job
at looking relaxed!
It was surreal looking at these young men & realising
that one of them belonged to me...
I took over 200 photos to end up with 10% scrapworthy ones.
With group shots especially - take A LOT of photos - there will
always be somebody with their eyes closed.
This little red 50's style dress was particularly cute...
This girl reminded me of Kayla Aimee sooo much!!
All things considered the boys were pretty obedient & obliging
to all the instructions being thrown at them...
I would hate to be a professional photographer. I find it
incredibly stressful to be thinking about my camera settings
whilst trying to instill confidence & relaxation in my subjects.
I guess the more you do it the easier that would become...
I've noticed that, the more people there are to photograph
together, the more difficult it becomes - quite obviously I
suppose, as you now need to try to ensure that you have
EVERYONE'S attention simultaneously.
Of course many an imperfect photo can be rescued with some
Love this one! They look like a boy band.
What should we call them? One Direction??
Too Cool for School aren't they?!
Oh to be seventeen again eh?