Sunday, November 21, 2010

Senior Pictures in Gettysburg

Arielle is starting her search for a college. Her second trip was to a school 45 minutes from Gettysburg, so of course, we had to go there. She decided to have her senior photos taken there since I love it so much and it will make them even more memorable. For sure, none of the other seniors will have photos like hers.

We spent two days there taking photos of her around the battlefields. On Saturday, it was pretty cold, but there she was in her little red mini dress and black stilleto heels on Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the Pennsylvania Memorial and other sites. We had the photo gear all set up, just like we would at any other professional shoot. The looks people gave were a riot! Quite a few tourists began taking her photo, too. Probably wondering what famous model she was or who exactly this beautiful girl was. She had to be "somebody" to be dressed like that and have all that equipment to take her photos. Only makes sense, right? :)

There was a huge re-enactment this weekend, so hundreds were dressed in period costume. I took a photo of her with a few soldiers and they were saying she wouldn't be accepted dressed like that in 1863. Yeah, she would have been one of those who followed the wagons. Then one of the women dressed up took a series of shots with her, including one where she was "lecturing her" about appearing in public in her underware! Too funny!

We just need to put her name and graduation year on the corners and make it the right size and she'll be set to start giving them out. We'll always remember the blast of taking the photos and have those memories as well as the photos themselves. Why pay someone else hundreds of dollars when we're perfectly capable of doing them ourselves? Plus the fun of making her a minor celebrity at the same time!
We also got to meet an internet pal of mine along with her family. We've "talked" over the internet for years and she recently moved to this part of the country, only about an hour from Gettysburg, so we had to get together. We gabbed like we've known each other for ages. Hope to have more fun with Cari and her family next time.

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Blogger JennyD said...

Hey, Gretchen! Oh, great photo. I love the first (senior pic for sure)where the breeze catches her hair just right. That is gorgeous. You're right when you say no one else will have photos like hers. Backdrop is great, model is great, and hey, the photographer is pretty darn great, too :D

10:08 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Thanks, Jenny, it means a lot to hear nice things about my girl. :) Especially since I cloaned her and we could easily be twins. :)

11:19 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A lovely young woman about to venture forth on the adventure that is college.

Some day I hope to get to Gettysburg, perhaps this coming summer.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

What fantastic memories you all will have! She's really beautiful.

9:23 PM  
Blogger JennyD said...

Hey, Gretchen! Just ck'ing in with you to say hi :D
Hope all is well and happy on your end xoxoxo

6:58 PM  

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