Things for 2020 seniors are looking a lot different than past years. Some seniors may be 100% remote while others are doing hybrid learning. Whatever the case may be, it is still their senior year and a very important one. Only time will tell on how events such as prom and graduation will go. I’m hopeful that they will be able to have it all.
When I was asked to do Alex’s senior pictures, I felt honored followed with thinking, oh my goodness, Alex is a senior! I have known him and his family for about 12 years, maybe longer. He’s 18 now, which is crazy to me as I remember meeting him when he was just a little boy. Either time has flown by or I’m just getting older. Maybe it’s both but regardless, I was happy that I would be able to capture such a special time for him.
I met up with Alex and his mom on a cloudy Saturday morning. It had been drizzling prior to the session, but thankfully the rain held off for the entire shoot. We met up at Wagner Park (aka Pretty Park) in Manchester, New Hampshire. The park is known for its beautiful flowers, greenery, and the Greek style temple that is the park’s gorgeous centerpiece and one of my favorite spots for photo shoots. Thankfully there were still some pretty orange, yellow, and green leaves on the trees that made for perfect backdrops for a Senior Portrait Session.
Alex showed up looking sharp with his sport coat. We started the session inside of the Greek temple. He did great with all of the poses that I asked him to do. We chatted our way to other parts of the park. We used the stairs of the temple for a few shots as well as a bench and did some walking shots on one of the paved pathways. The pretty Fall colors were an added bonus.
I asked Alex what his favorite subjects are in school. He promptly responded with saying “lunch and dismissal.” I chuckled and thought that those were probably my favorite too when I was in high school. He told me how he was remote learning at Concord High School. We talked about our hopes that this year the seniors will get a proper graduation that the students deserve to have. His Mom said that he gets good grades.
We used the Greek temple as a background for some of the photos. I told him that he reminded me of James Bond as he stood there leaning on the fence that circles the temple. He laughed a little but his Mom agreed. We finished up the session with a couple of shots without his coat.
Alex, thank you for letting me be a small part of your senior year by taking your pictures! I wish you all the best this year and after you finish school. I know you will be great in whatever you decide to do next!