A Rite Of Passage - Senior Portraits

Senior portraits are something akin to wedding photographs—a sort of documentary rite of passage. These types of images are those that are looked at over the years to recall fond memories of special times in our lives. While both genres must not only stand the test of time and be technically correct; senior portraits must also take into account the self-image and personal representation of the subject.

The subject for my senior portrait session this past weekend was a soon-to-be senior from East side of the state, who has a passion for his Jeep and his position on the defensive line for the football team.

In order to showcase his personality and represent him well, I suggested that Kyle bring things that had personal significance to him. He arrived at the shoot with his Jeep loaded with items to assist in our session. Keep in mind that although these things are important for personalizing the finished photo of the subject, they should not be photographically treated in a way that takes away from person themselves.

With great weather and only a minor equipment hiccup, we had a very rewarding portrait shoot with many successful images for Kyle and his family. I feel that these photos really illustrate how simple posing, lighting and minimal props can work together to build a powerful image—while maintaining a subject's self-image and personality. Here are a few more images from the shoot:

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