When I first met Whitney I knew right away that she was someone special, that she had a good heart, and that she had a passion for photography. What I didn’t know is that this girl is wise beyond her years, that she has a gentle caring spirit and a beautiful smile, that perfectly compliments her ability to dance. I’ve photographed many dances over the years and to a fault they are all amazing athletes and some of the most graceful people on the planet. Compared to me, “Mr. Klutz,” they make every movement a work of art. So, this is the type of person I met last week when she walked into my studio for her portraits.
One of my aims is to capture personality in their portraits. I hope you see the grace, elegance, down-to-earthness, and natural beauty of this girl in these sneak peeks. She was a joy to meet and to photograph. Whitney, I pray that you and your family have a fantastic senior year and that you celebrate the gifts and people in your life along the way. You(and the rest of us) have so much to be thankful for even when things seem darkest. Thank you for inspiring me by just simply coming to me for your portraits, for your contagious smile, and your kind heart. I hope you love the sneak peeks. Sincerely – James
Meet Kasey! I had the pleasure of creating her senior portraits last week and I wanted to share a couple sneak peeks of her fun and amazing session. We met up at my studio then headed downtown to the plaza. After taking a few images there we headed out to Cedar Hill Marina and then finished up at the Point.
I came to find out during her session that she had decided over a year ago that I would be the one to create her portraits. I am so floored and honored that she knew and had been following my work for a long time. She made a great decision, in my opinion, and I got the pleasure of getting to know her and to photograph such an amazing young lady. I wish her the best as she finishes her senior year at JMB and goes on to bigger and better things.
Meet Alayna! I had the privilege of traveling to Deal Island recently to meet up with this beautiful high school senior for her senior portraits. I had almost forgotten how amazing the Eastern Shore scenery is down there. Every time I am down that way I am amazed by the simple beauty of the marshes and the water.
Her dad is a waterman so that made for some special photos with an old skipjack at the harbor before we headed out to a friend’s property along the water to capture the rest of her images. It was a wonderful evening filled with great light. Here are just a few of her portraits that we captured. Enjoy the sneak peeks!
Meet Maria! The first thing you need to know about her is that she is part of a large family. She is one of 10 siblings…whew….wonder what Christmas is like in their home every year. We met up the other day for her senior portraits. We had a blast capturing some simple and beautiful images of her at this special time of her life. She is bright, an amazing soccer player, and a down-to-earth girl. We went a few places for her portraits: the studio, out to the Cove, and towards evening at the soccer field at Parkside High. Enjoy the sneak peeks!
The October weddings continue to roll on for us, but this one was our first October wedding of this year. Let me just say it’s not a real wedding till the police show up. Well, they were already there actually. Logan being an officer, along with several of the guests and groomsmen. The Laurel police did, however, show up and kindly let us use a cruiser for a quick photo with the girls before the ceremony. Logan and Erin were married in the Methodist church in downtown Laurel and then partied with friends and family at the Laurel Fire Hall.
It was a beautiful October day and such a wonderful gathering of friends and family. The Karaoke machine was running hot all night at the reception, which is fitting, since they met at a Karaoke night. Logan took the mike and wowed the crowd with “Don’t Stop Believing”…what a great addition to the fun of the evening. And it was one of the best cake smashes ever(way to go Erin).
Congrats to Erin and Logan! We wish you many many many years of happiness in your new life together. Thanks for letting us be a part of it and for the honor of capturing your story and the moments of your wedding day. Enjoy the sneak peeks! - James and Amanda
Some of the beautiful details from Erin and Logan’s day.
Erin and her girls BEFORE!
Erin and her girls AFTER!
Way too cool!
Yes…the police really showed up!
What a good looking bridal party!
Time to smash the cake! Poor Logan!
Who doesn’t love a little karaoke fun?
Congrats Erin and Logan!
Hannah is one of my studio model reps from the Class of 2015 at Parkside High School. We’ve had a fantastic year of capturing some beautiful portraits with her. This trip to Assateague a few weeks ago just continues to add to the amazing and beautiful images we have been able to create for her. Take a look at the sneak peeks and I hope that they brighten up your Friday! Enjoy!
Meet Maggie! She is an amazing young lady who is a senior in the Class of 2015 from Parkside High School….go Rams! She is bright, full of laughter, and is quite an athlete. We had taken her studio portraits a few weeks ago but her casuals got rained out so we met up again last week to finish her session.
Her favorite sport is softball, which we highlighted in her portraits. We stopped at the PHS softball field for a few then headed downtown to capture some around and after sunset. Check out the brenizer shot of her on the plaza, this one image was created from 24 individual shots to achieve the shallow depth of field. One of my favorites of her. Enjoy the sneak peeks.
Meet Aleis! First thing about this girl is that she has a super cool name. The second thing you need to know about her is that she loves to laugh and have fun. We met up the other day to capture her senior portraits. She wanted to include glitter, balloons, and lots of laughter into her session. Unfortunately I only know one joke and it’s a lame knock-knock joke so we made our own fun. Playing the the water down at Assateague and just enjoying hanging out while we captured these images. Enjoy the sneak peeks.
Meet Brittany! She is one of my senior clients that I have the pleasure of photographing last week. This girl loves horses and competes on a regular basis with her horse Toby. Jumping, dressage, and other equestrian competitions, she does it all. She rides at a barn called Angus Acres in Hebron, MD, where I’ve gotten the chance to photograph before. We met up in the studio first then headed out to meet up with Toby and get some portraits that show her love for riding, and the cute relationship with her favorite horse(who, by the way is an amazing jumper). I wanted to share a few images from her session today on the blog. Enjoy the sneak peeks!
Take a beautiful senior, put her in a beautiful setting that has meaning and deep family roots, and you get some special portraits. I loved this session because we got to incorporate some important elements into Keegan’s portraits. We photographed at her Mom Mom’s home in Oxford and around the quaint town where she has spent many of her summer days. It was a beautiful location.
Keegan, I wish you the best in your senior year and your plans to attend college next fall. It was fun being with you to capture these and Dad was a big help holding reflectors and carrying lights. Enjoy the sneak peeks!