I photographed Zach about 5 months after photographing his sister for her 2019 senior session. It is always an honor to be asked to photograph a younger sibling as it makes you realize that your dedication to your clients has been shown through.
Zach had a little more activities that he wanted to include in his session and his parents let him drive his car to Wahoo so that he could get some photos taken with it. I feel like these were both Zach and I's faves.
But before getting to all of that, we did some photos of just Zach in downtown Wahoo. He wanted mainly an urban/rustic look for his session so using the alley's and streets are always a great way to show these types of settings. Plus we are not walking very far from the car so we can do easy changes and get right back to shooting.
Looking at a seniors style and color of shirts is always something I take into consideration once we get to locations. Some seniors will send me photos of their outfits prior to their session so I can kind of plan ahead, but sometimes that can't always happen so I take a look at what the senior will be wearing prior to us heading to the locations and make decisions on the fly. Shooting in a small town and knowing the area, colors and looks of most things makes it easy for me to choose backgrounds for certain clothing choices.
There are times when most people might see a pile of garbage and I see a location of so many opportunities to shoot in. I am pretty sure that is what Zach might have though when he saw the old phone booth and the things around it, but those turned out to be a few of his favorite pics from his session which always makes me happy. I often wonder on what level of crazy do my clients think I am when I have them stand or sit within these things that I think are treasures.
The car. We took this out a few miles outside of town on a road that is rarely driven on so that we could park it in the middle of the road. Though that night we did have a few people drive by and we had to move out of the way a few times, we were able to get some killer shots. I was so excited to have my large portable light for this part of the session so that we could get the headlights showing off some light but Zach was still lit. I loved the moodiness of the end of day that we chose to shoot this too!
And there is more!
Zach not only was able to show off the love of his car he brought his fishing gear and golf clubs to get a few shots of his love of sports as well. I had shot a senior with his golf gear just a few days prior and I wanted to make sure I wasn't doing the exact same thing even if they go to two different schools. It was fun to get creative with a sport I have rarely photographed and since Zach wore the hat he golfs in, I knew I wanted to showcase it with the club.
To Zach and his mom Trish, thank you thank you thank you, for trusting in me as an artist and a business owner to show who Zach is as a high school senior. :)