We had a good time shooting Sean's senior portraits. Leslie taunted him a little bit with a few texts before the shoot promising him a few "wonderful" locations where we would shoot. Because of his strong ties to St. Mary Parish, one of the suggestions was to frame his head in the middle of a flowery wreath at the church. Just what a senior guy wants! Of course that wasn't on the shot list, and I think he knows Leslie well enough to know that we were joking. Although Leslie got a little worried that he didn't immediately text back with some kind of reaction, and she thought maybe he thought she was serious. He was just at work, but eventually texted back with his typical HA!
Sean is a senior at Hudson High School and will be attending Miami University in Oxford, OH this fall. He is a smart and hard working young man with a lot of character and will do just great at Miami.
We started in the studio to get some formal shots done. I promised him that I wouldn't do anything crazy like superimposing an image of himself into the frame like my senior portrait. We also shot the images to work on his "Sportrait" to represent his high school football experience. For this image I like the old Lavelli Field background as it has a bit more age and grunge to it than the new stadium.
Sean's High School Senior SportraitThe Sportrait is a stylized sports portrait that composites the athlete onto a background with a gritty, grungy feel to it. We then headed into town to take some on-location photos. For Sean, I was looking for backgrounds that included some texture and a bit more of an urban feel, as opposed to something like a flowery garden....after all, he is a guy...and a Hudson Explorer football player. Sean has a great smile, so we certainly caught that smile, but his "serious" face is a great look for him. There were a few images that had a cool James Dean quality to them.
Sean - High School Senior Portrait - The Serious LookWhile Sean has a great smile, there is something about his "serious look" that exudes confidence, is smart looking and evokes just a hint of James Dean-like mystery. We wish Sean the best of luck at Miami. He'll do great!
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