We love getting out of the city for a change of pace, so a senior session on a country road in the piney woods of East Texas was lots of fun for us. We met Cody on a hot afternoon in September, but he was a really good sport about the heat. The woods and dirt roads gave lots of country “texture” to his portraits. He’s top of his class at Robert E Lee in Tyler and headed for an Ivy League school, so it was fun to get a little Texas country in the background.
Pine trees, split rail fences (even a little barbed wire!) all add texture to these portraits — and although Texas doesn’t have much of a fall “season” the golden colors of dried grass and the end-of-summer fade are great backgrounds. We met in Camp county, just outside Mt. Vernon, Texas for our photo shoot. Letter jackets and musical instruments always make for interesting portraits and make everything a little more personal. The late afternoon light is always a favorite with photographers and even though that’s often the hottest part of the day, we felt it was worth it so that these images would have lots of filtered light and warmth.
Choosing neutral colors found in the surrounding woods worked great with his hair color and complexion but also added to the natural feel of his portraits. And even though it was close to 100 in the shade, the letter jacket shots were worth it. Interested in an outdoor session on a country road? Visit our contact page and let us know what you have in mind!
We use fence lines and long, dusty roads to illustrate the future that leads off in to the distance, but it’s obvious that Cody’s future is bright. We know that no matter what road he chooses, his path leads to success.