I can’t believe I never shared this session from last summer! When Miranda’s mother first contacted me for a senior session, I was so excited. I rarely get to do senior sessions and I love doing them. Especially in the city! They were planning a trip to New York City for Miranda to look at some collages and Miranda wanted to have her senior pictures taken while they were here. Oh, did I mention that they live in Missouri?! Confession: I totally thought Missouri was further west than it really is. Fun fact: Brad Pitt is from Missouri, in a neighboring town and Miranda’s step-father grew up with him! How cool are they? I think they are probably the coolest people in Missouri. The timing worked out perfectly for their trip, in that I was just going to be returning from our family vacation. We exchanged some location ideas and I put together a Pinterest board with some inspiration ideas and they loved them! I was so excited to get this opportunity to do this session. Out of all the photographers in the NYC area, Miranda loved my work. From a girl such incredible taste, that was truly humbling and I was so honored.
Little did I know, until I arrived at their hotel in the morning while Miranda was getting her make-up done, that she was probably the most stylish girl I have ever met! Miranda definitely fits in way more in NYC than she does in Missouri! All of the styling was done by her. She has amazing taste. Miranda is very creative and smart and also really sweet. She is also a good luck charm because at all our different locations we went to around Manhattan, I was able to find parking spots right away. That pretty much never happens in NYC!
I had planned to start our session on The High Line, but around the corner from the hotel I saw this great wall mural and I made us walk over there to get a few quick shots. Miranda was totally game and loved the mural too. As soon as I saw it, I pictured her posing with it and she did an amazing job:
Then we went to The High Line, which was nice and empty since it was so early in the morning: Since Chelsea Market was close-by, I thought it would be fun to stop there. Miranda was beyond excited when we wandered into Eleni’s because its a nut-free bakery and Miranda has severe allergies. She never gets to have bakery cupcakes back in Missouri: Can you tell she was happy?: Chelsea Market was also nice and empty so we were able to steal a few pictures with the amazing industrial setting: Next we headed over to Washington Square Park, and Miranda had another amazing outfit (and those shoes!!!!) to change into: Miranda was a little hesitant to get into the fountain, but thankfully she trusted me and had some fun: This is my favorite look of Miranda’s. This dress was simply stunning (as were the shoes again!) and she really rocked it out. This is one of my favorite images ever: Our last stop was The Strand, because Miranda is a voracious reader and loves books. I knew she would love this place: