If you haven't noticed by now, Saucy's most favourite subjects to photograph are teen girls. They're just so damned enthusiastic about everything. It's pretty awesome. It's really great energy to hang out with - and capture with a lens. It seems that in this age of Facebook, all of them are comfortable around a camera and pretty keen to have nice pictures taken.
Saucy had a chance to take senior photos for a nice group of girls from one of the high schools in town. It was really fun to get to know them... she's used to pretty much shooting Cheerios and other Bears of that nature. This was a change of pace, but it was also kind of the same. Kind of... familiar.
What was especially familiar was the feeling of excitement in the air for senior year. It's pretty powerful stuff. It's the stuff of anticipation, of greatness, of legend. Sometimes Saucy gets stuck in the groove of Loopy's senior year and forgets... other kids have the same feelings. Other kids are dizzy with excitement, too.
Plus, Saucy remembered that every group of kids has a cutup that can crack everyone up! That means, every group has their own Snookie... or Beegie.
Saucy didn't know these girls, but they were familiar just the same. The way they were with each other, it was familiar. It felt like friendship times five.
And even though Saucy doesn't know these young ladies, she hopes they remember her advice: enjoy this year. Make the most out of every single moment of it. You'll never get it back again.
This year will go by in the blink of an eye. Shooting this fun group of young ladies reminded Saucy to slow down and help her own girls enjoy it as much as possible. Cheer season is just around the corner, tryouts start in a couple of weeks. With it comes cupcake sales, a crazy practice schedule and somehow Loopy has to find time for homework. There will be senior dances, parties, a graduation to plan and dresses to buy.
Just one more year... hold on tight, girls. Hold onto each other! Have fun.