All Alaskans know that spring here looks a little different than spring in the Lower 48 (known to non-Alaskan as the Contiguous United States). We don’t even really refer to it as Spring, the month of April is more often referred to as “Break Up Season”. This is because the mass amounts of snow we collected over the winter in start to melt and the ice is starting to break. Meaning we have survived! While it’s an exciting time of year, we finally start to see the light at the end of the winter tunnel (literally), it is not the prettiest time of year. While others are experiencing the first blooms of the season, we are looking at a bit of muddy mess. It can feel like a less than ideal time for senior portraits.
Typically when planning senior portraits it begins as soon as clients finish their junior year. This gives them time to choose which season they’d like their session done in and ensures that their portraits will be delivered by the time they’re ready to order announcements. Others like to commemorate the actual time of their graduation! It’s things like this that make it crucial to use a professional photographer for your portrait sessions. By choosing experienced professionals you’ll have access to their knowledge and you will benefit from their expertise helping you get the most out of your session!
Senior sessions are one of my absolutely favorite types of sessions so when Allison reached out a few weeks prior to her college graduation I was thrilled to make it happen for her! We pushed her session as far into spring as possible, and we were not disappointed! We spent the afternoon walking the UAA campus and she shared her story with me. We even managed to find what I am almost positive are the first blooms in Alaska at the moment.
Allison, thank you so much for letting me a little part of commemorating your time here in Alaska! You love what you’ve learned, that is evident. Even in just the little time we spent together I can tell that love and your obvious work ethic is going to propel you into a fulfilling career that is a part of a very happy life. I can’t wait to see what you do next!