class of 2017

Shannon: Rush Henrietta Senior Photos, Part II

In Part 1 of Shannon's Senior session, I alluded to the story... well, now here is your chance to get the whole story. It's about three generations and their rainy day traditions. It involves splashing in puddles, and we caught it on film. 

Our fusion films are something that make our sessions truly unique and special. This one is about three generations, while keeping the spotlight on Shannon- a senior at Rush Henrietta High School. If you watch, you'll also see some behind the scenes footage, and we added a little intro about why I love photographing seniors in the beginning. 

Without further ado, meet Shannon, Kathy and Gail.

One last side note...

I still remember getting emotional when I was photographing Shannon and Gail together. It's a good thing I had the camera in front of my face, because as I clicked the shutter, I thought... man I wish I had an image like this with my grandma. And then my watery eyes brightened as I realized, I am so glad I can create these photos for Shannon. I know in my heart these are treasures, and I am so happy to make them come to life.

Shannon: Rush Henrietta Senior Photos, Part I

What do you get when you combine an intelligent, beautiful and quirky (her word) girl, a ukulele, a stage and a stream? Oh and grandma, can't forget grandma.

The answer: amazing pictures and too much fun creating them!

Every senior session is unique, but this is the first time grandma played such a large roll in the story. We were able to include soooooo many of Shannon's talents and interests, from dance and singing, to ukulele and cosplay, and to top it off we splashed in Irondequoit Creek.

The story of the splashing is captured for eternity in the fusion video created from our day together. For starters, I thought I'd share some of our favorite photos. In part 2, we'll share the video!

So sit back, and enjoy! If you love these photos, leave a comment for Shannon!
-Lori

Jimmy: Rush Henrietta High School Senior Portrait

It's always a special honor to photograph siblings. It's also a fun challenge. We photographed Rebecca's senior portraits two years ago, so it was great to hear about what she is up to now.

But on to her younger brother Jimmy, who is now a senior. Both Rebecca and Jimmy are runners, so of course we wanted to make sure their two sessions were a little different.

Jimmy's favorite place to run is Mendon Ponds, so we spent a nice Fall afternoon there. He has such a natural, easy going smile. I also really love that red hair!

Enjoy, and good luck in your next race Jimmy!

-Lori

Rena: Fairport High School Senior Photos

People tell her she has an amazing smile and gorgeous eyes. They're not wrong. Rena's also super fun to be around, creative and has a beautiful soul.

Her senior portrait session had a little bit of everything! We did a combination of urban and rural, to show multiple sides of her personality. We even included Tripp, the family dog in some images, and also photographed a great, three generations portrait with mom and grandma!

We had a really nice evening, despite the wind, and Rena just rocked the whole shoot. I love the colors and expressions, and man was this fun! Leave Rena some love in the comments if you enjoy these images as much as we do.  :)

- Lori

Tristin: Graffiti Senior Portraits, Pittsford Sutherland High School

Tristin is in her senior year at Pittsford Sutherland high school. She's also an artist, and has many interests ranging from the ukelele to fishing.

She wanted something unique and fun, so for her senior portrait session we went on an adventure! We found some amazing, somewhat hidden graffiti in Rochester, where she rocked every outfit she brought like a #girlboss.

We had so much fun, and I really believe that shows clearly in these images. Check them out and leave Tristin some love in the comments.

Have a great senior year girl!
-Lori

Rachel: Victor High School Senior Portraits

Rachel is a gorgeous girl with a beautiful smile and an adventurous spirit. So naturally, we went on a little adventure for her senior pictures.

This bubbly Victor High School student led us on a tour of part of the Auburn Trails in search of an old abandoned house at the end of this particular trail. Unfortunately we took a wrong turn somewhere and never found the house, but we did find some spectacular spots for her portraits anyway! 

We found pretty wildflowers and fun trails paths through the woods. The black eyed susans were exactly the right color we were hoping to find. And her big teddy bear of a dog, Coda, was the best (and most lovable) accessory to her portraits.

Have a fun-filled Senior year Rachel!

Erin

Justin: Victor High School Senior Portraits

I'd like you to meet Justin, and his adorable lab, Micco!

This right here is what all senior sessions should be... a little bit of adventure, and a lot of fun! We explored the village of Victor and found some great settings for Justin.

We showed off his casual side, got a little patriotic, and then went up the hill to Ganondagan where you can find him running with the cross-country team. He told me about this great view, and we managed to get there right at sunset. Perfect timing. :)

Have a great senior year Justin, and if you are looking for something a little different for your senior portraits, say hello!

Cheers!
Lori

Sara: Pittsford High School Senior Pictures

Sara described herself to us as cheerful, loyal, and a bit shy. She did start out a little shy at the start, but by the end of her senior portrait session she was anything but.

Some of her interests include reading, writing and photography. A girl after our own hearts, we explored the gardens at the George Eastman Museum, books and cameras in hand!

She's just moved here from Switzerland, (yes, the country) and is really looking forward to experiencing what it's like to be a high school senior in an American high school.

What an adventure and an exciting time she's going to have! Have a great year Sara!

Lori

Josh: Victor High Senior Portraits

Josh is the middle child of an amazing family. I have been lucky to get to know them over the last few years. His brother Matt's senior photo already hangs in their office, so I felt a tiny bit of pressure going into this session to make something equally as awesome. 

Well, Josh brought his A-game, and we found some amazing nooks and crannies at Center Park that fit him perfectly. Being by the water brought back memories of frog catching days of yesteryear – he almost had one this time too!

And I just love the way those orange pants stick out against the greenery. We also had a few quiet moments in the woods, and I had a lot of fun playing with reflections in the water.

All in all, I'd call this session a success and I can't wait for Ally's (their youngest) turn in front of the lens!

-Lori

Tim: Penfield Wrestling & Football High School Senior

If you are looking for Tim, you'll either find him on the wrestling mat, the football field, or hanging out by the bridge with his friends.

As it turns out, the bridge in Ellison Park where he spends his time is also an awesome spot for senior portraits! Between that and the Penfield High School Stadium, we had 2 perfect backdrops. Tim's older sisters were in town, so they joined in the fun too.

This session was everything I hope for in a senior portrait session, great people, fun times and awesome results. See for yourself, and call for your session before it's too late!
-Lori

Erin: Victor High School Senior Portraits at Eastman Museum

This is Erin. She just got back from a service trip building houses in PA. She's also into running, playing her ukulele and hanging out with friends. We enjoyed a gorgeous night in the Eastman Museum gardens for her senior portraits. Alexa, her sister, even joined us for a few shots!

Check em out, because you can't ignore those beautiful brown eyes.

Have an awesome year Erin!
Lori