Megan and Caitlin are both wonderfully talented musicians, so when we were planning their senior portraits, I wanted to make sure that we included their musical talents in the photo shoot. For Caitlin, this was as simple as bringing her cello along, but Megan just happens to play the piano. I am used to carrying pianos into strange places from my portraits of Kevin Burdick, but it’s never fun. Fortunately I had some help lifting that thing. All pianos are heavy.
Here are a few of my favorite images from Megan and Caitlin’s senior portrait photo shoot.
I love the line of telephone poles down the right side of the frame, and with all the dirt and such, it needed to be altered to feel much older.
Even though they are both smart and talented, Megan and Caitlin’s personalities are as different as their hair. I love the differences in style and stance… even facial expression. But still there is a solidarity that you expect from twins.
This was the absolute golf light of the evening. Moments before the sun went down. I love what is does to the sky, to the tracks and the way is traces the girls.
This is what I envisioned when I thought of bringing the piano to this location. The Groves is a strange little group of trees. I love it most in black and white. I had no idea what Megan was bringing in the clothing department until we got to the location, but the hat was absolutely perfect.
How’s this for sun flair? Megan has a fantastic smile and while it is very genuine, can be delivered perfectly on demand. How many of you can say that about yourselves?
It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with Megan and Caitlin and their parents. I love my job.
We stopped on our way from one location to another and did a few shots of Caitlin in her soccer gear. This was my absolute favorite of those images. She just looks proud and powerful.
And then to compare the above soccer pose to this next image which is as soft as can be. There are two sides to every coin.
Senior Portraits by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Slideshow Music by Fisher, Courtesy of Triple Scoop Music
Location: The Groves in Gilbert Arizona
High School: Hamilton High