Driving four hours for a one night stay seems a little crazy at first but when you see the amazing senior pictures we photographed it’s definitely worth while. Seven senior models from Holubek Photography Greenwood, SC woke up early Saturday to make the long drive. I would imagine some of them slept, some were socially plugged in and others planned their outfits as their moms drove to the beach.
The destination photo shoot was in Garden City, SC, and it began almost immediately. Several weeks prior each girl was given a style guide with clothing ideas for the various locations that were planned. First it was the pier – which was beautiful. We photographed using a combination speed lights and natural light. The wind was whipping, but hair across the face is such a popular trend that the shots look amazing! We finished this shoot just in time for a quick afternoon thunderstorm, which basically set us up for the sunset sauna on the beach for the evening.
I can’t begin to describe how humid it was, well, my naturally curly dark hair looked as if I had placed a birds nest upon my head. The air was thick and heavy, so much so that the camera even felt wet. We were moving along shooting again with natural light and this time adding studio strobe lights. I knew this was the one opportunity I had to give these girls beautiful senior pictures! Photographs they would never forget and portraits that would make their mother’s cry next year when Suzie is off at College. I know it sounds horrible, but it’s really a wonderful thing.
The light was perfect for senior pictures and humidity manageable, when the next idea popped into my head… we had to get sand shots. These are definitely my favorite senior pictures from the beach, and I’m sure the most memorable… as each girl had sand stuck all over. When it’s as humid as it was, it doesn’t brush off. Was it worth it? You tell me… just look at these beautiful portraits. From Greenwood, SC to Myrtle Beach, these high school seniors rocked their destination photo sessions!
Sunday morning we began photographing at the ice cream shop and pavilion, wearing bright colors and big smiles. As the heat index topped 105 degrees we wrapped things up at the Fish Shack in Surfside, SC and called it a day. The drive home seemed to take forever as my passengers slept…. All the way! Hey…. Wasn’t I the one working? Having a daughter who is now able to participate in our Holubek Senior Model Program, is beyond exciting. I want to enjoy every minute of this year and we’re off to a great start!