All high school seniors are someone special to me at The Camera’s Eye Studio… I spend approximately 2 hours with all of them, learn their likes and dislikes, their interests and hobbies, and definitely share some good life stories.
Every now and then though, you’ll come by one that stays in your memory and this one happens to be THAT one. PLUS, he kicked off my Senior Season so I have such a warm fuzzy going into this 2013 Graduation Class.
The Session started off with his parents telling me all about his hobbies and places he liked to go in our town. As I was getting the formal shot out of the way so we could move into the fun stuff, he saw an image of a baseball player on my wall and asked if we could create that image for lacrosse. I was thrilled! Of course… but I know very little of lacrosse and so asked him to educate me on the sport. No attitude, no eye-rolling, no hesitation… he just started telling me what I needed to know. Bang.. we kick that shot out too!
The next several hours – and I honestly could have kept shooting for much longer because it wasn’t even like work – he took me to his favorite fishing spot, through a huge field in his shiny, red jeep (in which he gave me a front seat ride), to meet his dog, and to a Hose Company, Croton Hose Co. A fire department?? Hmmmm… why ask why, but because he was so friendly, you know I did! He’s a Volunteer Fireman!
I meet a lot of interesting people in my career as a professional photographer, but this kid I will remember for a very long time. What a cool cat!