Monday, April 27, 2015

Walt Disney Inspired Senior - San Antonio HS Senior Portraits

Clay came to us from Clemens HS. We've done his family portraits since he was little. Clay is an imaginative, laid back, casual, and optimistic young man. He absolutely loves theme parks. The fun, imaginative, and the more realistic the park, the more he loves them. He's been blessed with a family that has allowed him to travel around the country enjoying many theme parks. His absolute favorite ride is the Matterhorn in Disneyland. Clay is a big kid. I don't mean huge in body size, rather a child at heart. Here's more about Clay:

After graduation: study some type of resort / hospitality management, eventually work at a Disney Theme Park
A Dinner Guest of his choice: Walt Disney, great man would love to ask him about the parks
One Wish: lifetime passes to all Disney parks
One thing to do to Impact the World: be someone who makes the day of others around them
Favorite Quote: "Is it better to be feared or loved? Both, I want them to be afraid of how much they love me."

Here are some more images of him on our site in video format. Clay, I admire your child-like imagination. We hope you get to live out your dream of working in a theme park, hopefully a Disney park. If you're true desire is to inspire and give people a chance to escape the humdrum of everyday life with a day or week of fictional characters coming to life (it's the essence of who Walt Disney was), you will not fail. When you lose yourself in the process of loving and helping others, the Good Lord looks on us with favor. Pursue your dreams, and along the way, enjoy the journey. We enjoyed your session, hopefully, you did too....

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Fire Fightin' Beauty - San Antonio Central Texas Senior Portraits

Sarah is a senior at Clemens HS. Sarah is a quirky, creative, persistent, and compassionate young lady. Her silly side accompanied her during the session. Every time I'd turn around she'd be making the peace sign or silly faces. The thing I liked about her is how gorgeous she is without even trying. We set up for the first portrait with the Texas flag, and wowser, stunning image in the first frame. Sarah's dad is a fire fighter in our home town. And yep, you guessed it, she wanted to include something from the fire department. Since we couldn't go to the fire department (maybe next month), we did the next best thing, a composite. It turned out super cool. Here's a glimpse into her life:

After graduation: attend the University of the Incarnate Word
A Dinner Guest of her choice: JFK, I liked his views and is a major historical figure
One Wish: to be Taylor Swift
One thing to do to Impact the World: To make everyone more environmentally friendly
Favorite Song: "Blank Space"
Favorite Quote: "She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future"

Here are some more images of her on our site in video format. Sarah, you are a silly, fun, and down-to-earth young lady. The thing that stands out about you is your honesty. You seem to have a good perspective on life and don't say things you don't mean. May your adherence to the truth keep you and guide you throughout life. The thing I'll remember the most is that your beauty isn't a chore, it's like your quote, you can laugh without fear. Stealing a line from the movie "The Outsiders", "Stay Gold....."

Friday, April 17, 2015

Mr. Josh...

Josh is a senior at Madison HS. He played football and was on the wrestling team as well. Josh is a very respectful, calm, and funny young man. Josh and his mom seemed to know what kind of images they wanted, so we planned them out during the pre-consultation. It was raining during the day, but we both agreed to go ahead with the session. The weather held up (rained a little), and the sun even peeked through the heavily clouded sky for a brief moment. Josh has a really cool gold colored Jeep. He wanted some images with it, so we parked it where we could get the overcast sky in the background. The images turned out really cool. All in all we had a fun time, Josh learned some good football jokes, and we got some great portraits of him. Here's a glimpse into Josh's life:

After graduation: attend Texas State University, study something is Exercise/Sports science
A Dinner Guest of his choice: Robert Griffin III, favorite athlete
One Wish: To know where I'll be in 20 years
One thing to do to Impact the World: Bring Happiness
Favorite Song: "I Hold On" - Dierks Bentley
Favorite Quote: "Wish there was a way to know when you're in the good ol' days, before you actually lose them" - Andy Bernard - The Office (TV Show)

Here are some more images of him on our site in video format. Josh, it was a privilege taking part in your Senior Experience. You seem to have a good head on your shoulders and know what you want. We wish you to stay focused and achieve the goals you set for yourself. May you inspire many young athletes and teach them how to live and be respectful.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Energetic, Earnest, and Enjoying Life.... San Antonio Central Texas HS Senior Portraits

Emily came to us from Randolph HS. We photographed her sister a couple of years ago. Emily, as the title suggests, is very Energetic, Ecstatic, and most importantly Earnest. Emily is a little girl at heart. She wants to be an Occupational Therapist after she finishes her studies. When we were shooting in the hay barn, Emily was acting all country on us, and for a brief moment I saw her sister acting out the part. It was so weird. They don't look alike, and yet they do. What makes Emily beautiful is her zest for life. She's silly, and yet can talk about big issues. Even though we've only met three of the 6 members of her family, the three we've met are people you want to get to know and spend time with, because they make you feel good in their presence. I can't leave without mentioning the car. She brought her dad's 1966 Ford Mustang. Simply stunning, and the car wasn't bad either (hehehehe). Wish we had more time to work with it... Here's more about Miss Emily:

After graduation: attend Texas Tech University, study to become an Occupational Therapist
A Dinner Guest of her choice: Jordan Livingston, because she is my #1 best friend
One Wish: own a midnight blue Ford Mustang (car) fastback from 1965-67
One thing to do to Impact the World: Give those who are hopeless, hope
Favorite Song: "To Build a Home"
Favorite Quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates... You never know whatcha gonna get"

Here are some more images of her on our site in video format. Emily, you are an enthusiastic, candid, and energetic young lady. The thing that stands out about you is your personality. I can guarantee you this, when it comes to the dating process, your personality will win many suitors. It's your secret weapon. Your looks will attract, but it's your personality that defines your beauty. And you have plenty of it.....

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Fashionista Courtney...

Courtney came to us from Steele HS. She's quiet, seemingly reserved (until you get to know her) and from my observation, loves fashion. Each of her outfits was carefully chosen (look at the images, her sense of style definitely shows). She can be silly but looking at her you see a beautiful young lady. She used to play volleyball, so her statuesque figure surely helped in that sport. She's intelligent, a member of the National Honor Society. Her future plans are to attend UT and study nutrition. Courtney was fun to work with. She has a special talent. She can hold a real genuine smile for a long, long time (rare among the seniors we photograph). I never once had to tell her to give me a real smile (must've practiced before the session, hehehehehe). Oh, and did I mention her out-of-this-world blue eyes. Yes they are real, no fakery done in PS. Here's a glimpse into her life:

After graduation: attend University of Texas and study nutrition
A Dinner Guest of her choice: Harry Styles, because he is a very interesting person and I've wanted to meet him for a while
One Wish: for people to be less judgmental and overall more loving and accepting
One thing to do to Impact the World: cure cancer or just spread positivity
Favorite Song: "Welcome to New York" by Taylor Swift
Favorite Quote: "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value"

Here are some more images of her on our site in video format. Courtney, you are a beautiful young lady. You have a deceptive look. At first glance people see this statuesque model looking young lady. They probably think, she's out of our league. But open up a conversation with you and you'll discover, a normal, down-to-earth, friendly person. We hope your future is full of opportunity, and you take advantage of all that comes your way. Make this world a healthier place by teaching people all the benefits of proper nutrition. You were fun to capture....

Monday, April 06, 2015

A Taylored Original.... San Antonio High School Senior Photography

Taylor is a senior at Randolph HS. She's a cheerleader, athlete, academic achiever, and all around great gal. She plans on attending the University of Florida in the Fall. We've been blessed to have had the fortune of photographing Taylor throughout her senior year (the privilege of being our sr model/rep). Her dance outfit at the park with the horse carousel was a delight. Her actual senior session had several changes in weather. First it was overcast, then it rained, then the sun came out, and it got hot. The great thing about Texas weather is that it gives you a variety of different looks. We had a great time, enjoyed chatting with her and her mom, and got some fantastic images. Taylor, you are a beautiful young lady. You have everything going for you. You're like an all-American girl! We hope your future is as bright as you are, fun as you are to be around, and full of many, many memorable, and joyful moments. You will be missed.... Here are some more images of her on our site in video format. Enjoy.....