Senior portraits are some of my very favorite sessions! I have always loved capturing beautiful portraits for high school seniors … the senior year is such an exciting time of adventure and change for a student … opportunities abound, a new journey begins and the world awaits.
For a senior, this is the beginning of an amazing new, fresh start into the world. So, capturing these moments for a high school senior means the world to them. I have always recognized that and desired to capture this time for them in a special and unique way, highlighting their natural beauty, personality and sense of style.
However, something changed for me as a photographer since having a senior myself a few years back. I have discovered a passion to highlight this special season of life … for the senior and for mom! The many reasons that the senior year is so important to the senior are evident, but it wasn’t until I walked in the shoes of my fellow moms of high school seniors that I truly understood what this moment means to a family.
The senior year is a year of growth, for the student and the family. This is the last year before everything changes …
Many times, high school seniors graduate and leave home to begin college. This changes the dynamic of the family in so many ways, and while parents are so proud of the accomplishments of their child, it’s always a little bittersweet to let them go. It tugs on your heart, as a mom, to see that child that you have held so close for so long … be so far away. You know you have done your very best to prepare her for all that awaits, but letting go is never easy.
So, after my daughter’s graduation, I have realized that senior portraits not only capture this exciting, amazing time for a high school senior, but they also capture beautiful memories for mom to hold onto as her world changes.
I have said it before, but I will say it again … I am ever so grateful for this blessing I call a job … so thankful to meet beautiful families and capture their journey; providing not only gorgeous art for their walls, but also priceless memories for their hearts.
Melissa Treen Photography is the Triad’s trusted photographer to capture high school senior portraits, family photos, maternity, newborn, child, baby and model photography in Greensboro, Burlington, Chapel Hill, Mebane, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Browns Summit, Hillsborough, Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Stokesdale, Gibsonville, Graham, Elon and surrounding areas of North Carolina.