Posts with tag: "senior boy"
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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Congratulations to Aristodemo (aka Aristo)! He, like his twin sister Alessandra, attended Webster Thomas High School, graduates as a Summa Cum Laude, is a National Honor Society member, a Science Olympian and Math League participant as well as a member of the Rotary Club. He's also attending RIT, but he'll be in the Engineering Exploration program. Aristo played two years of Varsity basketball for the Titans and is a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. Clearly the academic, athletic and good-looking genes in this family are strong!

For his session, Aristo chose Webster Park. He loves to spend time in the outdoors and this park offers a nice diversity of backdrops. I always find new areas and new looks no matter how many times I've photographed sessions there.

I'd like to wish Aristo my very best with all that he does in college and in life. It's been wonderful working with the Visca Family getting to know their two youngest members. Lucky me, I work with mom so I can stay updated on all their latest adventures!