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High School Senior

Here’s a quick look back at a high school senior session held last month and I’m missing the Fall color already! This was a fun session with lots of portraits to choose from. I hope this young lady has  great final year at school.

We are now right into winter landscapes and temperatures. We will still be holding shortened outdoor sessions as long as temperatures hold up enough to be out in nature without feeling too cold. Outfits need to be planned for the weather though!


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In luck with the light.

It was a pleasure to meet this young lady recently. I photographed her older sister previously. We had some fantastic evening light for the session in a couple of locations, pure gold light for the golden hour. The golden hour is when there light is at it’s best for photos. Sometimes though the golden hour is a short 15 minutes, depending on the time of year. Often the light is not that golden either. Cooler evenings make the light seem more blue and cold. You just have to go with what nature deals you. We got dealt a very good hand for this particular evening!  I had quite a few favorites from this shoot and it was tough to select for the blog. I wish her the very best for college next year.




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Talk Of The Town

I so enjoyed this session although it went on longer than usual. Generally the guys coming in for senior sessions prefer to get the photos over and done with as quickly as possible. With this in mind I suggested that the younger brother come along for some photos as well. They were both so easy going we went through the regular session time and then some too. They were such  good sports for staying until dark. It was also great spending some time with students from my own kids school district and talking about some familiar town/school subjects including sport and band. I was extremely impressed with this high school senior’s commitment to school issues including fundraising for the band.  I am sure he is going to be very successful in his future years.


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Senior Season

It’s really nice to be in full swing with high school senior sessions this month. I love talking to the little ones, I really do! However now and then it makes a wonderful change to have some adult talk with those in front of the camera. This girl was one such person with some rather terrific portraits to go with the conversation!





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Two Sisters


 It was great to have these two sisters in for a mini portrait session recently. We had a fun time all round and some fantastic portraits. Mini sessions are ongoing at the studio through March.


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Beyond The Session



This was a really great high school senior session from the Fall. We had nice weather and even fitted in a few clothing changes which made for some nice variety.  I have just completed my print preparation work from this session and all portrait files are with my pro lab for print. We have much work to do following a shoot. Here’s a break down in it’s most simple terms.

1) Load images to computer. Four/five star best images. Approximately three sorts to narrow down to the best ones for editing.

2) Do photoshop work, black and white portraits and cropping.

3) Work on example portraits showing recommended touch ups ( if any). We keep this very natural.

4) Plan sample storyboard designs for clients to view. We select images that we think look great in a storyboard or collage and design it to show the client. Everyone loves this.  My clients usually ask for additional designs. We worked on a 9 image collage from this shoot and it looks great.

5) Load a proof viewing gallery to the server for client to view and help the client with their choices.

6) Prepare images for printing in the size selected. This may involve recropping, touch ups, removal of distracting background objects, noise reduction and selective sharpening for the print size.

7) Blog some selected portraits from the session.

8) Portraits then go into print production at a pro lab.

 9) FINALLY once we are satisfied with the print quality portraits are ready to be collected or shipped. That’s our favorite part. We get intakes of breath, hugs, tears and email messages from clients telling us how much they love their portraits. We know all the work is worth it.

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Aaah, sunshine…



 I prepared this blog entry last night as the first flakes of snow were flying here in Littleton.  Thinking back to this session with a really fantastic high school senior helped take my mind away from the Wintry weather. We had such a warm September evening and some great images. It was hard to choose for the blog!

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High School Girl

Senior studio portrait

West Concord senior photographer

The Studio and an outdoor setting was used for this recent high school senior session. It was a very enjoyable shoot!

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Working Overtime

Senior boy portrait boston

Boston senior yearbook photographer

Senior yearbook photograph

Here’s a preview from a recent high school senior session. We combined studio portraits with some additional images outside the studio. I must have said, “Just five more minutes” numerous times to this young man. He did a great job though and I think it was worth putting in the extra effort!

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High School Senior Session

Senior Concord MA

Senior girl black and white

Boston senior yearbook portrait

Great session with a fun girl who was very relaxed for the camera. I photographed the eldest sister a couple of years ago and it was a pleasure working with her sibling this past week. Good luck to her with this years school studies and college plans.

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