When I met with Monica and her mom Karen in February to discuss Monica's senior sessionI had asked them to do one thing for me—choose the location of our shoot. This isn’t the first time I’ve done this, but it’s something I’ve found to be really powerful. It wasn’t long ago that I read an article by photographer Jasmine Star about why she has her clients choose their location. To her point, it allows the client to be more a part of the process and help personalize their session. So, when they told me they wanted to shoot at their house I was thrilled. I couldn’t think of a place that is more personal and intimate.
It was probably one of the first beautiful days of this spring—it had snowed the week earlier after all—when I arrived at the Klepper’s house. I was greeted at the door by Monica who was all smiles and ready to get started. As we got into the shooting things just flowed smoothly. Monica and her family were all so welcoming and relaxed it definitely put me at ease as we shot. I had a great time during this shoot and I think it shows in the final images.