Thursday, July 30, 2020
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Call me lucky, but I got to photograph two Russotti brothers for their senior portraits! Daniel was in the Class of 2019 and this is Matthew, graduated senior for the Class of 2020. He wanted a laid-back, relaxed session for his senior portraits so he chose the Classic which allows for an hour on my wooded property offering a nice array of natural environment backdrops as well as some structural ones.

With his winning smile and easy ways, we were able to get some great portraits! He wanted to incorporate the family pup, Ruby, which was super easy and adorable. As a lacrosse player, he knew he wanted a few shots in some of his gear. We did a simple set-up which made for some nice athletic poses and a more dramatic shot was edited into a black and white which really has impact.

Working at the high school gave me an opportunity to photograph a new event put into place to help honor the seniors during this difficult spring. The Senior Salute had the students and their families drive onto and through the property, picking up yearbooks, caps and gowns and waving, honking and shouting to teachers and staff who did the same right back at them! I got a few shots of Matthew and his family as he waved an Ohio State flag which is where he'll be attending school in the fall. The smiles on everyone's faces (and sometimes tears) warmed all of our hearts and gave much recognition to these deserving seniors. I'm so glad I was able to be a part of it. 

Topping off the senior experience, we took a few minutes to add in a cap and gown shoot. I think it's a great way to round out the senior portrait experience and I would encourage all seniors to take advantage of this opportunity.

I can't thank the Russotti family enough for their business through the years. They're terrific people! I'm grateful and blessed to have gotten to know them, worked with them to create some wonderful photographic memories and look forward to hearing all about their future journeys. All my best Matthew at Ohio State and beyond!!!

Make sure to congratulate Matthew and thanks for visiting the blog.

 
Monday, July 27, 2020
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Meet Sarah! Sarah came to Webster all the way from Geneseo, NY. I photographed her two cousins from Fairport a few years ago and her older sister Emma last year. Truly a great family...all of them!

This young lady was so easy-going during her session at Webster Park and we had a fun time exploring options for backgrounds and incorporating her love of sports. Sarah's a three-sport athlete playing for the Blue Devils in soccer, basketball and track. The bridge shots allowed us to get creative with more dramatic lighting. 

Sarah will be attending the University of Maine at Orono studying Marine Aquatics. Her rigorous classes in school, involvement in yearbook, band and chorus prove how well-rounded she is. She'll be ready for college, no doubt, and I wish her all the best for her freshman year.

Thanks to you and to mom for choosing Hayes Photography for your senior pictures!