senior boy

Joe: Class of 2019 Senior Portrait

His mother told me that it’s rare to see Joe without a hat on. She just wanted some simple photos to remember her son at this stage, before he heads off into college and then the real world.

For Joe’s senior photos, we returned to the same location where we photographed his sister just a few years earlier: the always beautiful Eastman Museum.

It was one of those mornings where I drove through a passing rain shower on the way to the session. Uh oh.

But it held off for us to make some images. Joe chose the very first portrait for his yearbook photo, a nice casual close up. Then we had fun using some of the different backdrops and textures available to us on the grounds. Rochester NY has so many great options for senior portraits.

Here are a few of my favorites. Say congrats to Joe in the comments!  

Have a great year!
 -Lori

Jeremy: Victor Cobblestone Creek Senior Portraits

If he’s not on the course, you might find Jeremy at the pool house. He loves taking advantage of having Cobblestone Creek Country Club literally in his backyard. He enjoys having a golf course so much, that Jeremy plays for the Victor High School golf team. 

There are the amazing bridges and easy to find scenes at Cobblestone Creek, but we took the carts out and found some off the beaten path areas as well. Did you know there are railroad ties around some of the sand traps? So unique!

And wow, this kid is talented. After just a few practice swings (so we could get those action shots) Jeremy put the ball 5 feet from the hole... from off the tee. That would have taken me at least 8 strokes. :) 

It was a pleasure working with you Jeremy, hope you’re having a great year and good luck in the Spring!
 -Lori

Jack: Victor NY Senior Pictures at Cobblestone Creek Country Club

He just seems at home here, maybe because it is practically his backyard. Jack is a golfer first, but also loves soccer and ski racing in his spare time.

He opted for a simple senior portrait session, with his favorite background, the golf course. So, we took the carts out on the course and found some great views for him! It was one of those perfectly cool summer nights, so it made for amazing sweater weather.

Thanks for choosing Lori and Erin Photography Jack, we wish you an amazing senior year and beyond!

-Lori

Sam: Greece Arcadia Senior Portraits, Class of 2019

Full of laughter and a naturally radiant smile, Sam was very easy to photograph. The focused face really only came out on the diamond, so you can tell he is passionate about his sport of baseball.

He pitches and catches for the Greece Arcadia Varsity team, and plays the drums. But what impressed me most about Sam is that he voluntarily spent his spring break building homes with Flower City Work Camp.

I just love living vicariously through all the things today's high school seniors are doing. Sam is active in his church and community, easy going and just one of those people you know is going to make an impact. In fact, he already has!

Looking forward to seeing what you do next, Sam. Have a great senior year!

Lori

Evan - Pittsford Mendon High School Senior

Kind, observant, steadfast. This is Evan, a senior at Pittsford Mendon High School.

He is part of the Brighton Police Explorers, guitar player and batman fan, among other things. His session was an adventure off the beaten path near Shoen Place.

Evan is the middle of 5 kids, and the second one I have had the pleasure of photographing. Meet his older brother, George, here. Younger brother, James, came along to provide the laughs and keep him from stiffening up in front of the lens.

Without further ado, here are a few faves from the session! Enjoy!
-Lori

Evan: McQuaid Senior Portraits

Okay I just have to tell you how much I love this family. It was about 5 years ago I first photographed them, and I just adore spending time with them.

Evan is no exception, and we wandered around Genesee Valley Park for his senior portrait session. This took place just a few days before the McQuaid invitational overran the park with thousands of runners. 

When not running, Evan plans to study astrophysics. Check out that tie! How perfect.

Mom and little brother, Owen, tagged along on his session, you'll see them below. Thanks for putting up with me, Evan! You did great :)

-Lori

PS: Want more? See older brother Jack's senior session, and last year's family session at the Eastman Museum!

John: Gananda Senior Portraits at Chimney Bluffs

When I met John, we talked about what he is interested in and what he wants to do. He wants to go into law enforcement, is a three season athlete and also likes to hike and hunt. One of his favorite places in the area is Chimney Bluffs. If you haven't been, you should. You'll completely forget that you live in NYS when you see this beautiful area.

I could see him get more excited about his session the more he thought about going back there...

This session definitely had some adventure to it! There was some hiking to get to the best spots, and he had no problem changing outfits in the woods. The blowing wind down by the water disappeared as we climbed higher. It was a great way to spend a morning, and I enjoyed getting to know John and his mother more as we created fun senior portrait images.

Check them out, and John, have a great year! Thanks for bringing me along on the adventure.  :)

-Lori

Matt - Varsity Soccer Goalie, Senior Portraits

First of all, I know I wouldn't want to play soccer against him! At 6'3''  he sure makes an imposing goalie. But off the field, Matt is a really nice guy interested in studying engineering next year. 

For his Victor High School Senior photos, we went to two locations. First, we started in the village of Victor, near some property his grandfather once owned. Matt seemed most comfortable in his hoodie, and I can't blame him.

We finished up around sunset on the soccer field for some epic action shots. The last shot of the day was in the dugout, easily one of my favorites of the session. Check 'em out and wish Matt a great season and senior year! 

-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

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

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