SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHY – Windy senior shoot in the arena district
I keep expecting that one day I won’t be nervous before a photo shoot. After all, I have photographed hundreds of people over the years – sporting events, celebrations, engagements and weddings, senior portraits and family portraits, pets and newborns. . . but, it never fails, the night before a photo shoot, the morning of the session, the drive to the session . . . I get nervous. Nervous that I won’t be able to catch the look that I want, nervous that I won’t be able to connect well enough with my subject to make him or her relax, nervous that the client won’t be happy with the images I have captured.
And then I think of my client and the nerves he must be feeling. Most high school boys have not spent too much time in front of a camera. I have scheduled a Worthington Kilbourne High School 2016 graduating senior for this afternoon. Clark Moats is a skilled soccer player I have photographed on the field for 4 seasons. Love the images I have of him on the field – the focus and energy you can see on his face as he competes in a sport he clearly has a passion for. And a busy kid! Continuing to keep a full class schedule ( no early release for him! ), playing in an indoor soccer league and studying classical music. Now here’s a well-rounded young man. What a joy it was spending time with him for the afternoon walking around the Columbus arena district.
And it is a beautiful February Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio – that state that can experience spring and winter in the same weekend – turns out to be just gorgeous and 60 degrees and windy. But for a guy to have a photo session during a wind advisory probably isn’t a problem, right? That’s my thought.
And we worked hard. The wind was not our friend. Blowing my stool across the pavement, making it nearly impossible to use a reflector to prevent the harsh shadows, and wind speeds that made it difficult to keep your eyes open let alone manage stray hairs.
With all of that working against us, I hope that you are happy with the images we captured and enjoyed our time in the arena district this weekend. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this special time in your senior year!