If you are talking about a senior session in the Norfolk Neon District, you are talking my language. (I’ve even got the blog post to prove it.) But Abby Melvin took it one step further by incorporating her own style and creativity into the session. You absolutely have to scroll to the end of the gallery to see exactly what I mean.
Can we take a minute to appreciate how far senior portraits have come, especially since I was in high school? Long gone are the formal headshots in front of standardized backdrops. When it comes to senior sessions, we aren’t following those templates anymore. These images are more than a chance to stamp your face on a graduation card. It is an opportunity to have a little fun and celebrate an event that is long considered a coming of age.
It is also a snapshot into what incredible adventures you are going to bring to the world.
Abby is the embodiment of this. We started at the Governor’s School for the Arts, paraded through parking decks, and ended up at colorful murals. In a way, Abby became her own kind of living mural – a walking piece of artwork that inspires. I genuinely enjoyed the way she carefully created her look while sitting on the sidewalk. She looked fearless and confident. Incredibly badass qualities for a young woman…or any woman for that matter.
To the Melvin family: you keep getting in front of my camera, whether for family sessions or professionally. Abby’s father, Jonathan, even helped co-host my podcast, Anti-Marketing Podcast. The ways our lives have become intertwined is beyond what I could have imagined.
This session is just one more example of how much freaking fun I have with all of you.
Abby: I have brought many people to Norfolk to bring a little more color and fun to their images. You might be one of the first to bring more color of your own to that district. I hope your senior session brought you as much joy as it did for me.