Lucas — Senior Portraits — Class of 2014 — Indiana, PA

“I’m so looking forward to getting my senior portraits taken!” said no guy ever.

But seriously, c’mon guys…it’s totally painless and it’s my job to make you look like a stud, not a corny dude in the “thinking man” pose. (which just happened to be Lucas’s go-to “silly” pose! He was quite entertaining throughout our session!)

Chances are, if you’re looking at this blog, you either know Lucas, are a fan of me (yay! thanks!!) or you’re a mom doing photog research for your son’s senior pics. :) If you’re number 3, rest assured: I’m here to help. I’ll ask what you think your son’s style is, what kind of things are important to him (sports, activities, etc), and then I’ll ask about how he wants to look in his pics.

Lucas is an athlete but didn’t want to be photographed with anything that said so. And that’s fine! His mom identified his style as “Abercrombie but with a shirt on”, and that gave me all the info I needed. I picked the location and we shot the studio shots and the outdoor stuff in less than 2 hours.

Piece of cake! And here are the results! Handsome and not corny at all! Best wishes to Lucas!senior portraits male_2 senior portraits male_3 senior portraits_1

Ben — Senior Portraits — Indiana, PA — Class of 2012

Nothing like two photo shoots in one day! That’s always a good sign if you ask me! Ben is Forrest’s cousin and we have been trying to figure out a weekend to get together for his senior portraits for some time now. Well, summer is always tough…especially when you live almost 5 hours apart. Opportunity knocked in the form of a family reunion, so Ben came ready for his close-up. With super-cute girlfriend, Tessa, in tow, we grabbed a few shots at the reunion, but then hopped in my car and scoured the countryside to find the location I had in mind. Maybe a little trespassing was done, but we found it. And just before we lost the incredible light, too. Check out these awesome shots of Ben. I swear he looks like Slash or Joey Ramone in a few of them! Rock On, Ben!!

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Paul — Senior Portraits — Apollo Ridge Class of 2009

*Post updated February 2013 because I became a lot better at Photoshop over the years…

Paul’s mom and I have worked together for a few years and when she asked me to take Paul’s senior pictures, I was thrilled! First because I have been dying to get the chance to do more high school senior portraits, and second because we live in the same neighborhood. Well, sort of…we country folk consider “the same neighborhood” to be “if you live within 5 miles of each other”. And we do! Good ol’ Parkwood!! Paul is your typical guy’s guy: loves his dog, his quad, and his tractor. And isn’t he handsome?:) Enjoy the preview of Paul!

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