Despite being super photogenic, Kessler is not a fan of having his picture taken. Which I can certainly sympathize with as I much prefer being behind the camera than in front of it. But he certainly came through for both family pics and a quick downtown mini session! Kessler has the most intense blue eyes and I have to say my camera was just not able to take a bad picture of him! He looked handsome in every single one.
We started out at his home for the family pics that included the family dogs. And boy did a miracle happen—I caught all THREE dogs looking at the camera at the same time. I love that photo so much! We then moved out to the bright sunshine for a few more poses with a country feel and then back to the shaded yard to finish up the family portion of the shoot. By that time the setting sun was seeping through the shade and casting glowy orange and gold rays. Perfect backdrop for an early autumn vibe. I actually do not usually do family pics as I like to concentrate on seniors, but Kessler’s mom, Angie, is a friend of mine from way back. So when she asked, of course I had to say yes. And I am so glad I did! Doing something I normally don’t do stretched and challenged me as a photographer, which is a good thing. And I was so happy to be able to create these beautiful family portraits for my friend.
After the family photos, we moved to downtown for Kessler’s senior session. By this time I think he was quite tired of having his picture taken, but you would never know it by looking at the photos! It was a quick 15 minute shoot and we made use of three spots in a concentrated area—a brick wall, red warehouse door, and a rich looking wood backdrop. I am really pleased with the variety we got and have to give credit to my wonderful model. He was a real trouper. And with every click of the camera he delivered. I know he made his mom (and grandmas) really happy. These photos will be treasured for years to come by those who love him. And I hope one day he will look back and be glad he had them taken. As you grow older, you realize youth is fleeting. So how lucky we are to be able to capture a moment in time with photography! So thank you, Kessler, for being patient with me as I clicked away like a crazed woman. I adore your photos and am grateful I had the chance to do your senior portraits.