Say hello to Kennen, a soon to be 2020 graduate of Toledo Christian Schools come this Spring!
I was so elated when Kennen's mom reached out to schedule her only son's senior portraits. A few year ago I photographed her oldest daughter's senior portraits and we met again for family portraits. When I had the opportunity to meet the entire family I quickly learned they were FUN and even better FUNNY! As with most families that include multiple children, I love seeing various personalities come to light in front of my camera.
Kennen, the middle child of the family (and only boy), "marches to the beat of his own drum" to quote mom and I LOVE that about him! With an artistic eye he loves videography while also being cast as The Beast in his school's musical production of "Beauty and the Beast". To round out his school involvement he is also one of the founders of his high school bowling team...awesome, right?!
After selecting a date for Kennen's senior portrait session it was time to discuss location. When coordinating Kennen's senior session with his mom two key factors stood out to me as a photographer when I was offering Toledo based location suggestions for them to select from. First, Kennen's artistic interests. With that in mind I envisioned his senior portraits with a modern, urban feel. Second, this Toledo Christian School senior and his mama opted for my Simple Senior Portrait Session. This session is shorter in length compared to my Signature Senior Portrait Senior and is the PERFECT compromise between parents wanting senior portraits of their graduating son or daughter and the senior with zero desire to get in front of a camera ;) With an approximate hour of shooting time planned I also wanted to suggest various locations that would allow for a diverse gallery while not traveling to a different location. We agreed that The Toledo Museum of Art would serve as the ideal backdrop for Kennen's fall senior portraits.
Kennen and his mom selected three varying shirt options while also keeping it simple by bringing along one pair of pants for the duration of Kennen's session. This is low stress, less hassle, and again the perfect compromise between mom wanting portraits for her walls and the senior fella that would rather say "no thanks" ;) Any guesses what Kennen's standout article of clothing was that I quickly fell in love with? Hello...that jacket!!!! As a photographer, I LOVE layers (especially during the fall!) that create another dimension in your portraits. Shortly before his session, Kennen acquired the occasional need for glasses (a look he is ROCKING might I add) so again we varied his overall gallery by shooting some portraits with his new specs and some without.
Kennen, it was a pleasure seeing you again. Wishing you the very best throughout the remainder of your senior year and beyond. I admire your strong will and clear head...it will take you far I am thankful your final gallery brought a smile to your mama's face because you certainly were not keen on throwing one my way (right mom lol). Lucky you...you are handsome regardless Thank you Lisa for taking the time to let me know in a follow up e-mail that both you and your husband agreed I captured the "true Kennen". As a senior photographer that is one of my goals and it does my heart good to know I have served my clients well <3