You know, I don’t shoot a lot of senior portraits. And I’m not really sure why. I don’t market myself for them is one reason, I suppose. They honestly intimidate me a little bit. Senior portraits have turned into a whole different ballgame than they were 10 years ago when I did my own senior portraits, or even 5 years ago when I first started with this amazing career I have. There are so many photographers out there who are AMAZING senior portrait photographers and I admire their work so much, so it’s hard not to compare. But then, I actually go out and shoot a senior portrait session and I remember that I LOVE it. I love the energy and personality that these seniors have as they get ready to cross the imaginary line into adulthood. I love their style and their flair and the uniqueness that they each bring to their session. And it’s easy to connect with them. This is usually a group of people who want to be seen for who they are. Most of the time they are sick of the labels of high school and their confidence is blossoming as they get more and more comfortable in their own skin. And it’s just a season that I am realizing that I really, really enjoy. So maybe I am a Senior photographer, huh? 😉
The past two senior portrait sessions I’ve shot have both been family members, and have both been in downtown Beaumont. Y’all remember my cousin’s gorgeous session from last year? I thought I was gonna breeze right through senior season without getting my hands on a single senior when I was contacted by my little sister-in-law. She’s a senior this year at Sabine Pass high school, and not only am I super proud of her, but I was super honored that she wanted me to be her senior portrait photographer. Bridget is so accomplished and has been able to achieve so much in just a few short years. I got to hear some of her gorgeous accordion playing while we were shooting and Y’ALL. Amazing.
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Jo Truncali is a family photographer located in Beaumont, Texas and serving all of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. She specializes in lifestyle and documentary imagery that captures the realness of your life. She is available for family, maternity, newborn, baby and child, and senior photography.