Look up and see how beautiful you are…
I photographed Nate in early October for his high school senior session. Nate is such a considerate young man and I’m so excited to share his story.
Nate started drum lessons in September of 2009 when he was in 4th grade. He’s been taking weekly drum lesson since then and found his love of music. He plays everything from classic to hard rock. He’s also been in jazz band and the school band since 4th grade and also the marching band. He’s now the percussion section leader at the high school and also takes great pride in teaching other students to help them progress in their own music skills.
Nate has a heart of gold. When he upgraded his entire cymbal set he gave his set to a friend and a student in need. He felt that was the right thing to do rather then sell it. Nate also gave of his time and served a few years with the Best Buddy program at the high school. His Mom told me that Nate also loves animals and has always enjoyed the dogs that he and his family have fostered over the years.
Nate is an honor student and always loves to challenge himself! He hopes to attend Keene State next fall with a major in music performance. He also plans on exploring options for a backup-double major.
More than anything else Nate loves his family. His mom told me that he was a great support when she sadly lost her mom, his meme, a few years ago and also one of his best adult friends, whom they all considered a pseudo-dad. Nate was always there for her and the entire family during this sad time.
Nate’s future is certainly very bright indeed and he’s never afraid to try new things and take on new adventures. His record shows that he is a true leader in everything he does!
Kailee told me that she considers entering her senior year as one of her biggest accomplishments! I agree, Kailee! And that is why we celebrate and honor the importance of graduating high school.
Kailee loves animals and cares deeply for their health and well-being. After graduation she hopes to become a dog-groomer. I love this! I always say people with a strong compassion for animals are the most endearing people of all!
Kailee is also an artist and loves to sketch! It’s one of her favorite hobbies other than caring for animals. I’ve seen her sketches and they’re amazing!
She also love participating in cosplay along with her twin sister Jaime. They both attend cosplay events together whenever they can. These girls know how to have fun!
I wish you the very best Kailee! You and your sister are very special to me. I know your future holds many special experiences in life for you!
In August I had the privilege to photography Jaime for her senior session. There is just so much to love about Jaime!
After graduation Jaime plans to study cosmetology and hopes to focus on special effects makeup for the arts and movies. How fun is that! What an exciting career choice!
One of her favorite hobbies is cosplay where you dress up and make your own costumes. I can certainly relate to the whole artistic side of cosplay! Look at the amazing work that goes into creating a cosplay character!
Thank you Jaime for sharing your story on my blog and on my FB fan page!! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the future!
This photo session was especially close to my heart because I have watched Alex grow up into this handsome young man. I can’t believe he is now a high school senior!
This session was held in September. It was a beautiful warm fall day. So glad we got to capture these wonderful images.
Alex will be pursuing a degree in the field of engineering technology and not surprisingly following in his father and his brother’s footsteps. He has yet to decide whether his focus will be on mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering, but in the meantime he has applied to several schools and is waiting to hear back from them. He is looking at going to Wentworth Institue of Technology and also considering Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
For now, he is spending his senior year figuring all that out while enjoying playing the trumpet in the school band. He also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee in his spare time when he is not working.
I have no doubt that Alex will succeed in whatever engineering field he chooses! Best of luck to you Alex!
I met Laura several years ago when she reached out to me about purchasing some images that I had photographed of her son, Paul, earlier that year. Paul had done some modeling for me and he was an early supporter of my work. He played a small role in helping me define my photographic style and the type of photography I wanted to put out there for public viewing. I had dabbled in conceptual art photography for a while, but I did a complete 360, and fell in love with family and high school senior portraiture. There was something about capturing the family connection and the family story. It stayed with me and I haven’t turned back since.
Jump ahead a few more years and once again I met up with Paul for a reunion of sorts, and we discussed doing some head shots for his social media outlets. This time I told him to make sure he shared the gallery with his mother.
Laura ended up reaching out to me once again and requested a separate portrait session for her daughter, Jenn, and also a family portrait session. I was thrilled to oblige and happy that she was familiar with and loved my work. It was great to meet Paul’s sister and his father too. I was invited to their home and we shot these beautiful images in their backyard. The location was stunning and lovely to wander through.
Can I say that I’m one lucky photographer to meet such a wonderful family! Thanks to Paul for connecting and bringing us all together.
A very special high school senior photo session with my son Noah. I am so proud of him!
His independent nature is a gift and he’s never one to follow the masses. After graduation he plans to pursue a career in graphic arts. I think he has a bit of his mom’s creative side in him :). And who knows, maybe one day he and I will join forces!
I can’t believe EJ is a Nashua High School Class of 2017 Senior. My son and EJ both played for Nashua Little League and I’ve watched EJ grow up from afar and become a charismatic young adult.
I’ve known EJ’s Mom since childhood. We both became mom’s at the same time and over the years we have shared and discussed our children’s milestones in life: from watching them participate in team sports and cheering them on; deciding on and supporting them throughout their school curriculum choices; stressing over their drivers education; supporting their first job endeavors, and now we have come to the realization that they’re both college bound. Our little munchkins have become handsome and thriving young men.
EJ plans to pursue a career in the electrical field after he graduates. But for now he’s enjoying his last year of high school. He loves to ski and he’s currently participating in the school ski club and looking forward to the ski season!
Thank you EJ for allowing me to photograph your Senior High School portraits. I hope that one day you will look back and remember how wonderful it was to capture these special memories. I look forward to chatting with your mom and keeping up with all your future endeavors.
I consider it an honor that in this field of photography I get the opportunity to meet so many gifted and talented young people.
I met Matthew and his Mom through mutual acquaintances. Matthew is a gentleman through and through and our photo session went extremely well, due to Matthew’s positive attitude and patience, despite us both having to deal with some very windy weather conditions on the day of the photo shoot. My reflector came close to blowing away a few times, but we all kept on smiling.
Matthew is graduating from Bedford High School and plans to attend the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He will major in Forestry and wants to be a Park Ranger. He gained his love of the outdoors as an Eagle Scout, which is considered one of the highest honors in the rank and requires an extensive review process and several years of merit achievements to gain the work-level requirements of being an Eagle Scout. I could tell that being outdoors–in a forest environment–definitely helped Matthew’s comfort level.
Matthew is also a Bedford Crew rowing team member. I recently read that the team did very well in their last regatta race! Congratulations to the Bedford Crew team!
Best of luck Matthew in all that you do and for following all of your dreams. I know you will make an excellent Park Ranger!
I had the honor of photographing Taylor, a Michigan State University (MSU) student, enrolled in pre-med. Taylor was visiting her family during the holidays and she loved the photos I shot of her sister, Jesse. I was thrilled to get a message from Taylor’s Mom who contacted me and asked whether I could photograph Taylor before she went back to school. Of course I said yes. We decided to brave the winter weather to capture Taylor in an outdoor environment. I shoot year round; snowy landscapes are one of my favorite backdrops. Taylor’s own personal style made for some beautiful images that fit so well with the scenery.
Taylor in her spare time enjoys reading, yoga, and has a close group of friends that she loves to spend time with. Taylor confided in me that it’s still too soon to determine what her specialty in medicine will be, but that cardiology is on the top of her list. She has joined the Spartan pre-professional club at MSU because of her interest in medicine. I learned that the club brings on healthcare providers from various medical fields and they in turn provide advice to students interested in the healthcare profession.
Thank you Taylor for giving me the opportunity to photograph you and for spending time with me. You’re an elegant young woman destined for a sustainable future in a field that gives back to the community. Highly commendable and I wish you the best of luck!