Back in March, Ryan, a soccer player for Currituck County High School, attended the Currituck Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo with his parents. While there, they saw our work in our booth and, knowing Ryan would need senior portraits this year, bid on our donation to the silent auction. And they won! I enjoyed meeting them at the expo and looked forward to working with them. We had the design consultation with Ryan's mom, Susan, in April and scheduled his session for this fall. They wanted a location with water as they enjoy boating, and of course they wanted to incorporate Ryan's love of soccer. We finally scheduled Ryan's session for the end of September, and I was thrilled when Susan chose a location I suggested with no questions.
I had a great time with Ryan, Susan, and Ryan's father, Sid. Sid was an excellent assistant! I love when both mom and dad come to their senior's session! I get to put them to work. LOL It is nice to have extra hands - we utilized off camera lighting in every single image for this session, even "creating the sun" for some, something I've wanted to do for some time now. Those who are familiar with the CCHS soccer field will know that the sun doesn't hit it quite how we created it for these images. The field was in fact in complete shadow by the time we got there. Like I said, Sid was awesome! Anyway, I absolutely love when mom and dad come to their senior's session because I can feel the love they have for their child. Dad usually loves being my lighting assistant (I have him do cool stuff, like act like the sun hehe), and mom will often get a little emotional seeing her baby being the center of attention, looking his best.
We begin our selection and ordering appointments with a little video of the images. Following is what Susan saw for her appointment. The images are not retouched - Ryan made my job so easy! I only retouched the images Susan ordered, and I cannot wait for everything to arrive! (And I'll of course share here!)
Be sure to view in HD! And watch through the end - I often place a couple of my faves at the end. ;)
There you have it! Did you catch the moon behind and to the left of the score board?! My gosh I loved this session! I absolutely loved working with Ryan, Susan, and Sid, and I love Ryan's portraits. I can't wait to share what Susan ordered!