She’s a recent grad from Goodpasture Christian School who asked for a senior portrait session in downtown Nashville. We love our city!!
Why did you choose Erin Smagala Photography?
A lot of people I went to school with, both current and former, chose Erin for their photos, and the pictures came back absolutely stunning! When I asked them about Erin, everybody loved her sweet personality and the way she carried out her senior photo experience. My mother and I were both in agreement that Erin would take my photos way before my senior year even started.
What was your favorite part about the photo shoot?
As awkward as it was, I think the laughing photo ops were my favorite. Erin made my parents laugh along with me to make the pictures more realistic, and seeing how great the laughing pictures turned out in the end was awesome!
Which colleges are you looking into?
Vanderbilt, UTK, Bama, U of Miami, and U of South Carolina…just to name a few…I’m super indecisive.
Which ESP products are your favorite?
I’m absolutely in love with my canvas! My parents have it hanging above our fireplace mantel, and it’s gorgeous!
Name one thing you have too much of.
I have too many things on my bucket list and not enough money to do them all :/
Name one thing you cannot live without.
If you have ever worked with another photographer, how was your experience different with ESP?
I think Erin just makes the experience super personable. No two photo shoots are exactly alike, and Erin has a way of making your photos come out exactly the way you want them. She’s super cool to shoot with and is more concerned with you having fun while shooting because after all, you’re only a senior once!
What would be your dream job?
I would be Blue Ivy’s nanny, so I could spend everyday in Beyoncé’s house and have an inside glimpse at her life… ALLLLL THE TEA! and you know just getting to spend quality time with the Queen herself.
What was your favorite location, and why?
The riverfront was definitely my favorite. Having the downtown backdrop behind me was just what I wanted. I loved the scenery of that location, and getting go into the water and have incorporate it into the photos was such a cool experience.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite television show?
Grey’s Anatomy, of course
What is your favorite high school memory so far?
I have entirely too many to choose from, but I think my favorite would be when my football team won out first game in two years! Two straight years of my high school career without winning any games and out boys came back my senior year and absolutely killed it!! Still so proud of our team and how far they came.
What makes you happy?
When no one is home and I can play my music as loud as I want while I shower and sing along, getting amazing seats to see my favorite artists in concert, yum yum sauce, cheesecake, and getting to leave work early are just a few of the little things that make me happy!
In general, what are your final thoughts about the entire ESP experience?
The experience was everything I could’ve hoped for and more! From the makeup, to the locations, to playing in the water, to getting to sit in my air conditioned jeep for some pics, to the wardrobe changes in a box on the streets of downtown Nashville, Erin truly made my experience special and unforgettable just for me.
Do you love Aijalon’s senior portraits and want some of your own? ESP is currently booking sessions for July-November with the Class of 2018. Contact Erin now to get the party started!