Skylea wanted her senior session on Galveston Bay because she has been a swimmer for the past ten years. As a dedicated athlete, she has done water polo and swimming all 4 years in high school. At our planning meeting, she mentioned wanting to incorporate water in some way into her portraits as a symbol of her efforts.

Skylea saw us on instagram and immediately reached out. She recognized Sam’s senior portraits because they used to cheer together.

Near the end of Skylea’s senior session on Galveston Bay, we decided to try a few portraits in the sand right at the water’s edge. This was my favorite part of the session because the sun was setting and the light was absolutely beautiful. Skylea looked so relaxed and happy. I hope that’s how she feels going into her freshman year of college!

She has already been accepted to A&M Corpus Christi and will be heading there this August. Can I say I’m not surprised she chose a university close to the water? Luckily, Corpus Christi is much prettier than Galveston Bay! Her goal is to become a surgeon.

Spring is the best time for a senior session on Galveston Bay because the light lasts longer and it’s not as crowded as the summer and early fall, so you have a greater chance of finding open space on the beach for uncluttered images. We had no problems avoiding spectators as we walked back and forth by the water. I don’t mind photographing by crowds of people, but I really do prefer to work in as much solitude as possible. When distractions are at a minimum, all the focus is on you.

Are you hoping for something like this look for your senior portraits! We are now booking the next class of upcoming seniors and I’d love to be your senior photog! Most seniors book their session 3 months in advance. Please reach out if you’re ready to get on our calendar!

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