This senior portrait was taken a few years ago and by 2010 senior portrait standards, it is dated. But I still think is is a good portrait.
We were out at Lake Kampeska near Watertown but the location is irrelevant. What is relevant is the combination of soft lighting, of the bright eyes and of the genuine smile. The hat adds personality and the black and white suggests that the colors she is wearing are less important than her face and eyes. Finally, there is very little Photoshop post-processing in this photo. Those are her real eyes and teeth. That is her real skin. And those are real freckles.
By today’s standards, this isn’t a fashionable portrait. But I still like it.