Say hello to Brandon...a 2016 graduate of Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Ohio! Brandon's mom contacted me early on in the beginning of the school year to schedule Brandon's senior portraits. I wasn't familiar with Brandon or his mom so I did what most normal people do and Facebook stalked them. Gasp! Now no judging, because you know you are guilty of the same a time or two. So on Mom's page I find this handsome, tall looking guy with...curly hair. Honestly. I wanted to hug him. Like right away. I am odd like that. I have to tell when I finally met Brandon, his mom, and girlfriend (whom it turns out I knew) it was a breath of fresh air. Mom is an amazing mother who dearly loves her son (and daughter!). They were easy going, fun, and truthfully just a delight to be around. Mom was full of sweet stories about Brandon and I was pretty darn lucky to listen to them throughout our session.
Mom requested some Lake Erie/beach images in addition to a natural setting for Brandon's session. We started our session at East Harbor State Park in Port Clinton, Ohio. I loved Brandon's relaxed look for this set of images. I cannot stress enough that your senior session should be a reflection of YOU...your style, your personality, your interests! If you are not a suit and tie kind of person your Senior session is not the time to wear one. Now if you are then by all means sport your finest threads!
Over the last two years I have met quite a few photography clients at East Harbor to capture them on the shores of Lake Erie. It has been fun finding "hidden" locations that at the right time of day feature gorgeous light. Some of that gorgeous light came out to play during Brandon's Senior session.
Following our time at East Harbor we headed to downtown Port Clinton to hit up some of my favorite alleys for Brandon's next set of images. Here Brandon paired khakis with two different solid colored shirts for a great look! Kudos to his girlfriend for picking out the purple shirt because I loved it!
From downtown Port Clinton we headed to Lake Shore Drive to end our evening. The sun was setting over Lake Erie and the bold rocks along this small stretch of beach are some of my favorites.
I met Brandon later in the week for his final set of images. Like many of my 2016 Oak Harbor, Ohio Seniors Brandon is an athlete who is proud member of both the Oak Harbor Rockets Football and Wrestling teams. Football season was a few weeks in and 30 minutes following an after school practice was just enough time to finish Brandon's session. Again, I took to the Oak Harbor High School football stadium for this next series of images. Would you check out that helmet? Hit 'em hard or go home ;) Brandon's girlfriend (clearly one of his biggest fans!) joined him for a few poses as well.
NOW...you may remember earlier I mentioned Brandon also wrestled for the Oak Harbor Rockets. During our time together I did suggest meeting up for some additional images representing Brandon's love of wrestling. At the time he politely declined expressing how crazy busy wrestling season is (understandable). During his Senior year (and it goes without saying the time leading up to his final year at Oak Harbor) Brandon put in an abundance of hours on the mat, in the weight room, etc. That hard work paid off. Greatly. I am happy to share that Brandon became Oak Harbor High School's first ever Heavyweight STATE CHAMPION!!! I am not going to lie I may have teared up when I heard the news. Oak Harbor's wrestling program is one of the best and Brandon joins an amazing list of State Champions hailing from Oak Harbor. A huge congratulations to not only Brandon, but his family, coaches, and teammates who helped him along the way.
Thank you Brandon (and Mom) for choosing me to capture Brandon's Senior Portraits. I enjoyed getting to know you and I am looking forward to hearing of the greatness that awaits Brandon!
2017 Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, and area Seniors do you want to learn more about a Senior Portrait Session with Kelly Lindsay Photography located in Oak Harbor, Ohio? Inquire about my Senior Portrait Magazine via the Contact page or by calling 419-707-2232! I would love to get the ball rolling capturing YOUR custom Senior portraits!