First, last weekend, we had a marathon photo session taking the photos. Then today, I spent all afternoon editing the kajillion photos I took down to a reasonable number.
The teenager in question is my business partner’s son, Ian, who is a senior this year and needed his photo taken for all those various things seniors need their photos for.
But seriously, I had NO IDEA what a complete racket senior photos have turned into. Ian and I had a ball looking through the brochures of photographers who have been marketing their services to him non-stop… some good, some NOT. Some even peddling stock art as their own photos. Nice! Ian also told me that there is a trend for couples to get their photos taken together. Professionally! At age 17! I just find it humorous to spend hundred of dollars on photographs that you will end up ripping in half because you never want to speak to that person ever again.
But back to Ian. He’s totally a great kid, so the marathon photo sessions have been fun – and now I have senior photos to add to my portfolio. And what am I saying? This “kid” is pretty much a man, and a smart, kind, handsome, funny one at that. It’s just weird to think of him that way since I’ve known him more than half his life.
But, seriously, watch. out. world.