Rebels we were I tell ya! Ok, not really. But when you are 15, without a license, and driving with your BFF (even if it’s just between two yards) it’s a ton of fun. It’s not about what we were doing and I certainly don’t condone driving without a license. It’s simply this: we were two girls, best of friends, without a care in the world back then and I have no photos to show for it. Let’s face it, we were totally supervised with the family right there, but it felt like a taste of freedom. Would it make this memory more meaningful if I told you that this friend passed away after we graduated high school? True story. Gosh I miss that girl.
Ok, I promise the next Session Spark will be a little more uplifting. Hey, I wouldn’t be doing my job right if I didn’t make ya think a little harder about why it’s so important to document your life as it happens. Life change in an instant.
P.S. If you see my photos and think, “boy I wish I had little ones to document” or “I have no idea how to photograph teenagers in a documentary style,” here’s a secrete: you just capture them being them. Living life, having fun. Stop overthinking it.
Does this spark any memories of your own? Comment below. Let’s give each other a big arsenal of ideas for photo sessions that don’t revolve around a pretty location.