As Jack entered his senior year in high school, he also reached another big milestone: a black belt in taekwondo. He wanted to wait until he received his hard-earned belt for his senior portraits, so we held the session at his family’s house in Weare, New Hampshire, on a damp day in late October.
I enjoy creating images that tell something about the person being photographed. Jack’s session allowed me to get a different look than other seniors I’ve photographed. His idea to use an American flag as a backdrop for his taekwondo photos worked well. Jack moved easily between the range of looks from casual to formal. Despite not being used to posing for photos (the last time was when he was a little tyke), he did a terrific job. His parents helped get some nice smiles out of him when needed.
One advantage of a studio setting (even when it’s an on location setup like this was) is that you don’t have to worry about the weather. Naturally, when we outside to get some shots with the Fall foliage, a light rain decided to start falling. But the colors you get are worth it.
I wish Jack the best of luck in his last year of high school and as he heads out on the road of life.