Conner’s Graduation Pictures
by Amity High School Senior Photographer
One of the things that I love about being a High School Senior photographer is that there is a different challenge every time I photograph somebody and I love meeting new people and bringing out the best version of themselves. Conner is one of those guys you meet and you know right off the bat he’s willing to try just about anything. Once I knew that it was on like Donkey Kong!
Our shoot happened close by in the City of Newberg where there were the things he wanted us to create during his session. How did we plan it? Keep reading.
Planning the Session
Planning starts with seeing if the senior already has a Pinterest Board that has likes and style they may want on their photoshoot. Then, Tonya and I look for a location (or multiple locations) based on the outfits and overall vibe of the images. We then check out more social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook to get a sense of who they are.
Now for Conner’s shoot based on his Secret Pinterest Board and discussions with his mother, he wanted a couple different things. We discussed bringing golf attire so we could take some shots at the links, and also about some cool grungy looks in an urban environment.
Locations For the Shoot
Since Conner had this ultra-cool style, I asked him if he wanted some shots with sunglasses and my black Maserati Quattroporte. He was more than in on that concept! We shot some images in my driveway both with glasses on and off. Of course, he totally rocked those shots.
Since I live near Newberg, Oregon, I knew there were endless options there, including a Chehalem Glen Golf Course. After capturing some images there with large strobe lights, we then moved into the city streets where there were some cool buildings and architecture that really tied the outfits the gals put together. We then went to an old Mill to create more there.