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Ezra {Senior Session}

This is Ezra.  He is one of the nicest, sweetest, well rounded high school seniors I know.  He is also so cute, and I had a very hard time picking just a few pics for a sneak peek.  Ezra is my pastor’s son, I was honored and blessed to be asked to do his senior pictures.  Ezra is an avid snowboarder and was more than excited that it was only 45 degrees and cold the day we did his pics.  He was wishing all the rain coming down was snow.  While I don’t share his passion for snow and the cold winter months, we do share a passion for Christ and sharing His love with the world around us.  He is involved with Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ and also a team rider for Marhar snowboard manufacturer here in Grand Rapids.  What else can I say, this kid is awesome!

Summer Photo Sessions

I have been a very bad blogger this summer, with all the weddings I’ve had and vacations, it’s hard to keep up.  I wanted to share just a few shots from some of my favorite photo shoots this summer.  Enjoy!

Black and White Senior Pictures {Justin, Godwin High School}

I thought I’d post a few pictures from the senior session I had last week.  Justin was such a sweetheart to work with, he looks tough but don’t let that fool ya.  And he has the cutest freckles!  What I have found with my guy seniors is that they do not like to smile.  They want to look rough and tough.  Inevitably, mom is standing behind me speaking words of encouragement:  “Come on!  Just smile.  No, no, no…smile with your teeth, like you really mean it.  That’s not your real smile, come on!  Just do it for me, you look so cute when you smile.”  And on and on and on it goes.  I stand there and try to catch that fleeting smile, all while trying to make the poor guy feel comfortable and not embarrassed.  Not always easy.  I’ve also found that converting some of the pics to black and white helps with the “tough” look and give the guys something different to choose from.  Here are a couple of my favorites from Justin’s shoot, enjoy!

Jake {Senior Session}

Ok, to say I had a hard time narrowing this sneak peek down would be an understatement. Jake is the son of a good friend of mine and I’ve been waiting excitedly to take his pics for some time. Thanks for hanging with me downtown for the evening, it was fun. And thanks for the lesson on the difference between a mural and graffiti 🙂 For the record, he is as sweet as he is handsome. Have a great senior year!