Ever since I was 7, I’ve been inspired by the silent cinematography of a 1956 classic, The Red Balloon, directed by Albert LaMorisse. And I wanted to do my own rendition of it with Alison. Thankfully, Alison made that happen. I used to watch it as a kid over and over and over again. To tell you the truth, I still don’t understand what my fascination with that film was. The colors, the feel, the urban scape, the plot…the little misfit kid I wanted so badly to be friends with, or the fact that he saw beauty in seemingly inanimate objects or his extraordinary point of view in an ordinary world. I loved it all. Last month I had the opportunity of capturing these themed lifestyle photographs to document Alison’s senior memories. Drawing inspiration from my childhood favorite film for half of her session was like heaven kissing my forehead.
Alison is the kind of precious sweet soul you want to cherish forever and never let go of. Alison has a laugh that’s as contagious as the flu, a smile that will make you swoon, beauty that radiates to her inner being and a heart of gold. All that and a bag of cookies. Oh no, can’t stop there! She is probably one of the funnest and most creative people you will ever meet.
Enjoy this sweet session that just can’t be beat. In case you couldn’t tell…she’s just about the best model in the world, no holds barred. :) Congrats on finishing graduating university this year Alison!