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

Kiara: Rochester NY Urban Senior Portraits

She may live in the suburbs now, but Kiara is a city girl at heart. She grew up near Park Ave in Rochester NY and has many fond memories there, so it seemed like a great spot to start her Rochester senior portrait session.

When we got to Parkleigh, we were pleasantly surprised by colorful gum balls lining the street. There must be a story about how they got there, but we don’t know what it is. Regardless of the gum balls’ origin story, we used them for the color and the fun, life-in-the-city vibe!

Our next portrait location in Rochester was High Falls. Kiara was joined there by her younger sister and best friend for some fun images in the cobblestone street. We ended after dark with her favorite dancing outfits and a beautiful night.

This is what summer nights are made for... exploring the area we live in, soaking it all in with friends. Thanks for a fun session Kiara! Enjoy some of my favorites below!
 -Lori

Brooke: Marion High School Senior Portraits

This is our second time photographing Brooke, but her one and only High School Senior Portrait session. When she’s not swimming or taking her own photos, she’s getting ready to study graphic design in her college adventures.

She is a country girl at heart who loves to swim and take her own photos. So we spent our time together in a natural setting, chasing the sunset light at the Webster Arboretum.

It was a gorgeous August night, perfect for catching Brooke’s smiling eyes. Here’s to you Brooke, enjoy the year ahead!

~ Erin

Joshua: Churchville Chili High School, Volleyball Senior Portraits

It has been such a pleasure getting to know Joshua. We share a love of photography, so he appreciates what we do and how we do it. Besides that, he is a great kid with many interests and an easy going personality.

For his senior portrait session, we incorporated his love of volleyball with his enjoyment of the outdoors. We were also able to get in to the auditorium at Churchville Chili High School for some images with his clarinet, and had a few guest stars as well. Josh’s “nephew” is starting kindergarten this year, so it was special to have a photograph of the two of them together. And his girlfriend of three years, Maddy, was also not going to miss out on the fun.

Some rain clouds tried to ruin our night, but everyone stuck it out and we were able to get great images despite the clouds. Thanks Josh for being a fun subject and bringing all of your ideas to the session. Can’t wait to work with you again soon!

Lori

James: a true McQuaid High School Senior

As a high school senior photographer, there are two types of seniors we typically see. A: Those excited to have special portraits made to celebrate where they are in life and B: Those who are smiling because mom asked them to.

I am so pleased to say that James went from a “B” to an “A”.

Last time I photographed James, he was approximately two feet shorter. It was such a pleasure to get him in front of the camera again and see how he has grown. Not just physically, but as a thoughtful, caring young man. He is an eagle scout, varsity football player and drives a cool truck, but what really sets James apart is his leadership and volunteer commitments. He spends his spare time on the Executive Council at McQuaid, showing new students around and also working at Camp Stella Maris on Conesus Lake.

When I asked how he wanted to be remembered, he easily replied with the McQuaid motto, “A man for others”.

James, I see big things for you in the future and am proud to know you. Enjoy your senior year!

-Lori

Sean: Penfield High School Senior & Family Pictures

Part family session, part senior session, all fun! What's better than hanging out in your backyard with your sisters and parents?

For his senior portraits, Sean wanted to keep it simple. He selected his favorite shirt, his favorite tree, and a beautiful summer night. I loved creating images for this gang of easy going people for them to cherish as Sean heads into his senior year at Penfield High School and beyond.

Say hello to Sean and family!

-Lori

Hudson: Pittsford Mendon Senior Portraits

It was one of those days with a summer storm moving through. I had my fingers crossed that the clouds would stick around, but not the rain. We were in luck. The timing worked out perfectly and who doesn't love the reflection you get in a puddle? 

We got exactly what we needed to make Hudson's senior portraits epic, both at his Pittsford Mendon High School, and the Rochester Public Market. Then we capped it off with some downtown Rochester, rooftop pictures at dusk.

Looking for something different? Perhaps, some night shots for your senior pictures? Look no further, we've got you covered.

For now, enjoy Hudson's Rochester senior portrait session: baseball, graffiti and city skylines!
-Lori

Madison: Our Lady of Mercy Senior Photos

While she attends Our Lady of Mercy, Madison is a Fairport girl. After some family portraits at the house, we went exploring around the canal, right here in our quaint little village.

There is always something new to see and enjoy in our town, and I love it here. From the stone wall to the famous bridge and the gazebo, we hit all the hot spots. 

The weather was iffy, but the clouds provided the perfect cover. We actually did feel a few rain drops, but it didn't slow us down one bit! And besides that, how perfect is that umbrella? Madison rolled with it and rocked her whole senior portrait session.

Fairport NY really is front porch friendly, and we love living here. Thanks Madison for choosing us to capture this pivotal time in your life. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your whole family! Have a wonderful senior year!

Cheers,
Lori

Durand Eastman Beach: Elizabeth's Senior Portraits

Like her brother Christopher, Elizabeth is very easy going, relaxed and also has a perfect smile :) {Link to his post}

She will join him at RIT, but for accounting – which fits her exacting personality very well!

However, unlike her brother, she wanted more of a natural setting for her Rochester NY senior pictures, so we hit Durand Eastman Park for the best of both forest and beach.

What's better than golden hour on the beach? Answer - nothing.

As we were shooting, I thought wow, Rochester could almost be mistaken for someplace tropical. The golden sky, the blue water, Elizabeth rocked everything from the fallen logs to the waves on the shore.

Elizabeth - I hope your senior year is memorable and fun!

Feel free to leave well wishes for Elizabeth in the comments! 

Cheers,

Lori

Rochester NY Senior Portraits: Christopher in the City

Christopher is the kind of person with a plan. Currently a member of DECA, he plans to study marketing at RIT and eventually get into politics. He'll start local, but hopes to work up to senator or maybe even a cabinet position someday. I love his ambition and easy going nature. And also, look at that perfect smile!

Rochester City Hall set the perfect background for his session. The marble columns, the flag, and he looked so comfortable in that board room. We also headed outside to enjoy the architecture of the city, and ended up over at the Memorial Art Gallery.

Christopher definitely projects a strong, confident personality, and you'll see that in his senior portraits. Best of luck, Christopher, in all your endeavors!

Cheers,
Lori

PS: Stick around, his twin sister Elizabeth is next up on the blog!

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

Ally T: Victor High School Class of 2019

She is a life long dancer, a red sox fan, and math (yes, math - go girl!) makes her happy. Meet Ally, a senior at Victor High School! 

For her senior portrait session, of course we had to get her into those dance shoes! It was great watching her in her element on stage. But before we got to the theater, we stopped by Cobbs Hill for some outdoor portraits.

Ally rocked every outfit and location - just see for yourself!

I have to admit, it has been bittersweet working with Ally. , Don't get me wrong - she is a fantastic human being, incredible to photograph and a pleasure to be around. But having already photographed both of her older brothers, it's a bit sad knowing she is the last sibling in this amazing family that I have come to know so well over the years. 

I'm guessing the emotions Ally's parents are feeling must be like this, but even stronger! But the silver lining (for us) is that even though high school senior season chapter of their lives is ending, perhaps wedding season won't be too far away. We enjoy being part of your lives and capturing all the big and small moments.

Until next time,

Lori