Senior Friends Session | Stonington, Connecticut

If you follow me on Instagram (@corajanep) you may have seen or heard about the opportunity I had to mentor Sarah, a Senior at Stonington High School here in Connecticut this past year.

What began as her modeling for some photos morphed into her reaching out to me to be her mentor and the chance to bring her in on some really neat portrait and commercial projects. I had the privilege of watching her final presentation back in the spring and most recently we put together the below photo shoot. I'd had this idea in my head for a while about a beach session with a group of girls drinking from glass Coca-Cola bottles, blowing bubbles, wearing their chosen college tees - basically laughing and enjoying a final summer before parting ways to embark on the next part of each of their respective journeys.

Madison, Dani, Sarah and Morgan *left to right in the first photo below* are such a blast to hang out with and they for sure made this vision of mine come to life. They're fun, genuine, and obviously completely adorable as well.

When mentoring Sarah I had asked her, "As a senior, what are a couple of things you and your friends wish photographers would offer?" I've always loved working with Seniors (and their parents) who are looking to celebrate and document the end and beginning of such major chapters in their lives. Whether going onto college, trade school, career, etc. every senior is closing the door on a significant season of intense emotions, unbelievable growth, and lasting friendships. Which is why...... *drum roll please*....... I am now offering senior friends sessions!!

You heard that right. You and your besties? It's your time to shine. I understand this may be very much geared towards the ladies; however, I haven't forgotten about the guys! I am now also offering super short & condensed sessions for Senior boys. This means that if you're not all that excited about having Senior photos taken, don't worry, I've heard you and I'm working towards making it as painless as possible.

Contact me and let me know what you have in mind for your session and we'll make it happen!