Andrew - Wooded, Sunset, Mountain Views Senior Portrait Session - Lynchburg VA

You don’t have to travel to some amazing destination to capture GREAT senior portraits. The first part of this session was done in Andrew’s backyard. The woods were cleared out nicely with the sun going down behind for great backlight. The ferns growing along the creek were lovely. And the logs along the wood line created interesting shapes and added a masculine feel! Don’t forget his dog, who had a lot of pep in his step! Seriously… we just walked out his back door! Then we drove 10 minutes up the road to a field. Just a field that had a long view. We were blessed with some burst of amazing color that lasted just a few minutes but long enough to capture before a storm rolled in.

Thanks to Andrew and his parents for trusting me when I said his backyard was perfect and to his father, Jim, (lol! that’s not his name but they will get it) for again helping to create some genuine smiles for his son’s portraits!

Suzy - Summer garden, Basketball Senior Photoshoot - Lynchburg VA

The best way to describe Suzy is Joyful! I just enjoy being around her. We tried a few poses with no smile but it just isn’t her. I could tell it went against her nature. We met over the summer for her basketball pictures on the new gym floor, which looks awesome! She brought her Mom’s letter jacket and wore it as a surprise which I thought was very sweet!

Looking forward to working with her again! :)

Ava - Brookville - Summer Garden, Swimming Senior Portait Session - Virginia Photographer

I shot one of my favorite athlete images during Ava’s swim session. I was pretty excited when I looked at the back of my camera and saw the one of her on the block. Woohoo! We did her casual session at the old city cemetery. Their gardens are so pretty and there are many spots to get beautiful images.

I feel like Ava has a natural grace to her. I noticed this while we were shooting and I was posing her. Must be those long limbs and her swimming background!

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Kate - EC Glass - Summer, Sunflower field Senior Portraits - Lynchburg VA Photographer

Kate wanted sunflowers for her senior portraits. So I found a field and off we went. Not gonna lie it was hot and a scheduling conflict kept us from shooting in the evening, however, the sun backlighting these flowers is beautiful!!! The petals really glow! Kate is an adventurous girl spending time hiking in Utah (I think it was Utah?) for a month this summer! What an awesome experience!! She is also an activist who wanted to show off her jacket with her buttons. I encourage all seniors to bring along items that mean something to them. It could be a piece of jewelry, a special blanket and in this case a jacket!

Thank you Kate for asking me to take your senior portraits. I enjoyed working with you and hope you had fun as well!

Caleb - LCA - Senior Portraits featuring Football and Hunting - Lynchburg VA

Caleb’s session happened on one of the hottest days this summer. But since we got permission to use the LU Football Stadium we went on with it. It has got to be pretty amazing to get to play your high school football games in such an amazing stadium.

We headed to a nearby farm to do some hunting pictures. I have done many hunting pictures over the years and I always really like what I get. Not sure what it is about those, the camo blending in with the landscape, or what!! But I love what I get each time!

Thank you Caleb for being so photogenic, and hanging in there with the heat. He never complained!!!