Meet Anne. Tricia and I started going to church with Anne and her family about five or six years ago, so I've watched her mature from a little girl into a lovely young lady, and I must say it has been an honor to know her. Anne is an honor student at Collierville High School and will begin her senior year in the fall. She has a passion for theater and penchant for anything associated with the 1940's, so when she showed up at church one Sunday in a vintage dress with bright red lipstick, I got the idea to do a '40s themed senior session with her. I figured if anyone could pull it off, she could.
After church, I brought up the idea with her, and she jumped at it. She began thinking of all of the different outfits she had at her disposal, and I began thinking of different places we could go to get the look and feel we were after. We decided on three different outfits; one classic casual, one a little more formal, and one that was just flat-out fun. For location, we settled on Collierville's town square. There are just too many great, classic-looking locations that we could take advantage of, and nothing embodies the World War II era like a good old-fashioned train at the station.
This was a personal project for me; an opportunity to stretch my creativity an try out some new ideas. When it came time to process the images, I was torn between trying out a few vintage techniques, going with a period-style black and white, or just sticking to what I feel is my own style. After tugging back and forth for several days, I finally decided to stick with what makes my work my own.
I hope you like them! I'd love to know what you think, so please leave your comments below.