I consider myself an early riser for the most part.  My daughter will tell you that I don’t often sleep in past 7 and she rarely finds me sitting on the couch.  I like to be on the move and find that I am most productive when I have a full calendar.  I often offer clients early morning time slots for their portraits, but almost NEVER does anyone accept!  And only once have I met a student who showed up for senior pictures on a Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. after having run 5 miles. . . in the heat and humidity of Columbus, Ohio’s summer weather.  This past summer I met and photographed Brandon Lane.  A quiet, polite young man and cross country runner, Brandon Lane faced my camera on a Saturday morning at the school’s track, when he clearly didn’t have to be there.  He even wore his letter jacket and jeans while the rest of us wore shorts and t-shirts.  While we all understood that his portrait session was more important to his mom than to himself, he smiled and cooperated.

I particularly enjoy getting to know my clients and their families during our shoot.  I particularly enjoy following their hobbies and activities on social media after we have met.  I knew from our senior shoot that Brandon was a cross country runner but found out later that he was a four year varsity athlete at Olentangy Orange and in this, his senior season, his team qualified to compete in the state meet for the first time in the program’s history.  Congratulations, Pioneers!

Thank you for allowing me to capture some memories for your senior year, Brandon!  I look forward to hearing and reading more of your successes this year and in the years to come.  Best of luck to you in your college career!