Senior session: Natalie, pt.1

September 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM (pets, senior portrait, Uncategorized)

The lovely Natalie just started her senior year of high school.  She’s a great young woman to be around, and my daughters and I are particular fans of her baby-sitting skills.

Before school and fall sports started up for her again, we headed off to Southgate Park in Green for a senior session.

Southgate is actually the only park in Green that permits pets, so lovable old Annie tagged along to provide us with a prop, and comic relief!

My new favorite pet photo that I’ve taken:

Natalie, I had a great time working with you, and I’m looking forward to our formal shots session.


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Senior Session & Family Photos: Emily and her family

July 29, 2010 at 3:02 PM (family, senior portrait)

Emily is awesome.  I always enjoy senior sessions, and this future art student was just plain cool to work with.  She reminded me of this kind and creative girl I went to high school with.  I had utterly no sense of style then (which my hs friends remind me by posting pictures from those days on facebook), and I was in awe of her sense of herself.  I felt that same way about Emily.

Like I said, she’s just cool.

We also took the opportunity to get a few shots of her very photogenic family.

Thanks Emily and company for driving all that way!  I had a great time meeting you, and I hope you enjoy your pictures.

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Couple Session: Kyle and Kendall

July 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM (couples, senior portrait)

You’ve heard the phrase, “they make a very cute couple.”  Kyle and Kendall epitomize it.  These two were so much fun to photograph.  Kyle is about to start his senior year in high school, and Kendall will be a  junior.   They met me at Price Park for a Day In The Park session.

Thanks so much for coming out.    I hope you smile as much seeing your pictures as you did posing for them!

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Senior Portrait Session: Chase

June 12, 2010 at 1:42 AM (fun location, senior portrait)

Chase was a great sport during this shoot as we constantly changed locations as the rain started and stopped and then started back up again during our afternoon at Southgate Park.

I really enjoyed chatting with Chase about the sports that he played in high school, friends, and his upcoming pre-med major.  With a house full of busy younger siblings, I think he’ll easily transition to dorm life this fall!

I loved the shout-out here to his elementary/middle school alma mater.

Finally, here’s a fun and funky random shot.

Good luck Chase, and thanks for braving the weather with me!

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Senior Portrait and Kids Session: Rachel, Isaiah, and their sisters

June 10, 2010 at 11:24 PM (family, kids, senior portrait)

One of my first posts was from a session with a few kids from this family.   Since then, the kidsthemselves have grown a lot, and the family itself has grown by two.  They’ve recently welcomed twins Mary and Martha, who are the two on the right in this picture of the girls.

It was time for big sister Rachel’s senior pictures, and I really enjoyed having so many “assistants” around to help.   This senior has such amazing inner beauty it would show through if I had taken these with a paper bag over her head.  All the same, I like these images the way they are.

I could keep going on and on with Rachel shots, but I’ll take a break and share the recent birthday boy, the always fun four year old, Isaiah.

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Just for Fun – Fake Senior Pictures of Hallie

December 23, 2009 at 1:20 AM (head shot, personal, senior portrait)

My utterly gorgeous sister-in-law let me take a few pictures of her during her winter break from her freshman year of college to add to my senior portrait portfolio.

We bundled up the little ones and headed out for a few minutes to get some winter backgrounds.   I’m looking forward to getting some more shots of her this spring.

Thanks Hallie!  We love you!

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Senior Session – Brittney (outdoor)

October 30, 2009 at 6:41 PM (fun location, senior portrait)

We  had a beautiful afternoon to shoot the outdoor portion of Brittney’s senior portrait session at Boettler Park.  This was the first time I’d met Brittney, and she impressed me right away.   As soon as her mom took a stroller out of the car she stepped right up to  push it for her youngest sibling.  I’ve worked with enough teenagers to know this is not typical, and that I was really going to enjoy working with her.  Brittney’s being  a natural in front of the camera was just icing on the cake for me.


This is probably my favorite shot of the day.  The background is cool, and she looks amazing!


I was glad we could catch some of the last remnants of fall color up at the playground.  Her little brother was glad we were at the playground period!


Her mom had the idea to put a little fall-themed collage together, and I’m so glad she did!

Brittney Senior Portraits2I’m looking forward to finishing your portfolio with your indoor shots, Brittney!

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Senior Session – Sarah G.

October 23, 2009 at 10:36 AM (senior portrait)

Sarah has this easy, infectious smile that is a pleasure to photograph.  Don’t let it fool you, though.   She is one confident, engaged, and motivated young woman.


I enjoy pictures with hanging leaves in the foreground, and Sarah likes them too, so we went for it.


When I took this last shot I was thinking black and white, but I like it in color.

DSC_1031Thanks Sarah!

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Senior Session – Stefan

September 29, 2009 at 11:19 PM (senior portrait)

I had a blast working with Stefan.  He just started 12th grade at a western Pennsylvania high school, and is such a good big brother that he had to take a quick break during our session to give his younger sister directions when she called his cell phone.

Stefan 1

He actually re-built this ’75 Nova himself, so I was excited to work it into his session.  Since I’m lucky I know how to put gas in my car, I was beyond impressed.


Have a great senior year, Stefan!

2009-09-13 Stefan B1

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