Class of 2018 High School Senior Portraits- Modeling Hope On A Rope Jewelry to Raise Funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund
I've never been a fan of giving up. My pride and my upbringing just won't allow for it. So when I took these images and was provided with some of the worst harsh light and green reflection issues I've dealt with to date, I was devastated. Having taken these photos for an amazing jewelry company, I felt that they were so terrible I couldn't present them to her. I failed. I wanted to cry. Wanted to lose my lunch. Boo hoo me. So I did the only thing I knew, and promptly set up a re-shoot and put these photos on the back burner.
Six months later, they were still nagging at the back of my mind. "We're here... ready to be edited.... ya big bum " they teased. I'd open my computer and see the file staring back at me, evil eye in full force. I finally clicked on that file. Failure would not bite me. I would not fully forget about them and be okay with silently dying inside that I failed a session. I clicked on that file... clicked on it hard, and worked on the photos endlessly for a couple of days. Scarcely eating or getting up to go to the bathroom. I would conquer this session!
And then I did the thing that I thought I could not do. I came out with not only beautifully edited photos, but conquered a session that was the first to really get me down on my talent. Harsh lighting and reflecting greens be damned... I had this. I did this.
Sometimes we can't always be in control of everything. But what really matters is doing what we can to make the best out of a non-ideal situation and coming out on top- even if it takes a while. In all honesty, six months ago, my editing abilities were not as strong as they are now, and I just couldn't do justice to the vision I had for this shoot. The creamy peaches and soft golden pinks are everything I had dreamed and I'm proud of where these photos are today. Photography is a lot harder than most think, and when you truly care about the art in everything that goes into it, you're not content with putting out bad images.
I'm not posting this to make you doubt my skill in photography. I'm posting this because I've come a long ways, not only in skill, but in mindful determination and I find that something to be proud of.
Without further ado, I present this blissful, warm, flower-filled gallery of my beautiful, kind-hearted Class of 2018 Reps, Paige, Caira and Taylor, donning bracelets and necklaces created by Hope On A Rope. A portion of each sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Fund, so you can feel good about accessorizing with these sweet little pieces.
Brittingham Photography is located in Orting, Washington and specializes in natural High School Senior portraits. We also offer Britt Beauty Sessions (individual women's shoots), Lifestyle Newborn, Couples Sessions and Intimate Family Photos. Thank you for stopping by to read my little blog!
Orting, Washington Photographer