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Why I Chose Senior Photos

Julian Rance Photography 2012
So, after a lot of consideration I finally came to the conclusion that I needed to find one lane in photography and commit myself to it.  Having said that, I decided to consider my strengths as a photographer:

  1. I love fashion and editorial photography and constantly shoot with the vision that one day I'll see my work in a magazine.
  2. I possess the resources and skills to shoot in just about any situation.
  3. Everyone wants to look cool in their images and I have always found a way to make that happen.
So that said, Senior photos just feels like the right place to be.  After all, high school seniors want something to showcase their accomplishments while also being the talk of the school when the pictures circulate.  

When I first decided to make the shift to senior photos, I was a bit apprehensive.  I wondered if I possessed the creativity to help capture the vision of an 18-year-old with my camera.  If this shot is any indication of my potential as a senior photographer, I think I may have underestimated myself.  

I'm looking forward to seeking new challenges in working with clients that either have a crystal clear vision for what they want or no clear way to articulate what they want.  In the end, I know I have to make them look cooler than they ever have before in an image and that's something I am certain I can do.

Be sure to check out my Facebook Fan Page  and visit my Senior Photo Gallery to enjoy more of my work and to stay connected with me.  


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