Austin, oh Austin. My friends and loving, loyal clients Jackie and Greg mentioned to me that there was a very unique senior on Greg’s wrestling team for whom they wanted to do something special. He hadn’t had the royal treatment; hadn’t gotten personal senior photos. Greg asked if I could shoot for Austin and without hesitation I said heck yea, man! We got it set up and our little adventure began.
We met at Brecksville High School with intentions of photographing this track runner in his element, only to find that the keys we had to the track were wrong. And there was a 10 foot fence I was not about to climb over #nothankyou. We shot around the outside of the athletic building before heading over to a nearby park where I feel like Austin went full-on GQ. He was a total natural in front of the lens. I shared one of his photos in a photography group I belong to and it got over *1000* likes and had 130+ comments. You can guess why 😉
Austin will be running track at Mount Union in the fall and will be studying business management. He has been active in wrestling, track and field and in VOFT, and being awesome at pretty much every thing.
Austin, it was my absolute pleasure meeting and working with you. You are an incredible young man who has already shouldered more in your eighteen years than any one person should ever have to in a lifetime. Keep doing great things; I have no doubt you will.
Jacob’s mom Deb is the amazingly talented owner of Sensational Cakes… and More which is an incredibly bakery in Solon, OH. Deb made my daughter’s 5th birthday cakes! When she asked if I could take her son Jacob’s senior photos, I knew in .02 seconds that I would find the time to get him in. The family is hosting an AFS student from Argentina, so Deb asked if I could get a shot of him and Jacob’s brother as well. No prob 🙂
We met at the park and got right to it! Photographing teenaged boys can go any number of ways- many times guys are shy and uncomfortable in front of the camera. Not Jacob. Jacob was a pleasure to work with. While I was shooting, he told me that he is a member of NFTY- the National Federation of Temple Youth and that he is the Religious and Cultural Vice President of his temple youth group. He plans on studying computer sciences and being an IT professional (when you graduate Jacob, give my husband a call!) He plays trumpet in the Solon High School band, and also plays guitar and sings. He told me about a time at band camp when he and friends were playing a game and he plowed right over and into a garbage bin :*) He asked me to take a couple shots of him near the bins, because the kid is hilarious. There’s more to the story if you know Jacob, ask him to tell it to you. Smart, talented and totally well rounded.
See for yourself:
I couldn’t have asked for a more cooperative, more charming young man. Jacob, you’re a great guy and I hope you get everything you ask for! Let me know if you get to be a Spartan!
Jess and her mom Amy came to me on a chilly October day for Jess’s senior photos! I had been emailing with Amy and was looking forward to our session and working with Jess couldn’t have been easier. She is a student athlete playing softball and cheerleading (recently won a cheer competition in Avon, wooo!) and would like to go on to study pediatric nursing after graduation. She has a perfect smile, perfect attitude, and was a dream to work with. Here are just a few of my favorites from our session.
Jess is the perfect example how to work your senior session (could I say “perfect” one more time? ha). Her make up was spot on-light and natural looking but also bold and accentuating her gorgeous eyes. Her outfits were casual and fun, very much reflective of her personality. She wore layers so that outfit changes were quick and seamless. She was relaxed and went with the flow of our session! She truly was a wonderful model and I have high hopes that she gets accepted to her first-choice college!