A huge thank you to Laura for a great senior session with The Camera’s Eye! Best of luck in your last year at OFA 🙂
Thanks to ALL of my 2019 seniors and families! Senior sessions might be over, but it’s never too early to start thinking about grad announcements. And if you want to use any of your photos for holiday cards, I need your orders in by Dec 1.! Contact me today 🙂
Meet Abby, a superstar rising senior from Owego Free Academy! As an honors student taking college courses, it’s hard to believe she has time for anything else…
…BUT, Abby is also a leader in the community, taking part in Global Leadership Now, YES LEADS, and the Interact Club, to name just a few…
Oh, and did I mention she is also a top athlete? She’s lettered in track and cross country, but NOTHING compares to how much she loves softball!
It’s clear this girl is headed places – and the most exciting place she’s headed is Italy! Abby has the honor of representing the USA Athletes International team in the Italian Softball Series next summer in Florence. She is just one of just FOURTEEN young women from across the country selected to represent the US – pretty incredible stuff!
To do that, she needs to raise a bunch of money – please click here to help send Abby to Italy!
Besides all of these accomplishments – Abby is an absolute sweetheart with a positive attitude and a striking personality. I’m so glad I got to know her through her urban senior session with The Camera’s Eye – best of luck to her in her senior year, Italy, college, and beyond!
I was SO honored to be asked to photograph Owego Free Academy’s class of 2017 graduation ceremony! The school graduated 164 students at 10 a.m. on Sat June 24th outdoors on the Owego Free Academy campus.
This class has the highest graduation rate (in OFA history) over a 4-year span at 94%, with a 99% graduation rate since the beginning of this school year. 121 of the students graduated with college credits…one even ended her high school career w/ 46 credits!
This is a group of accomplished athletes, with many of them going to state-qualifying matches and meets. As a collective of athletes, they carried a 92% GPA! Four of the students will be honoring our Country by furthering their futures in the US Military.
Principal Heath Georgia stated this class is all about pride, talent and challenging themselves and others, pushing the envelope just a enough to make them outstanding in the future.
Loved this recent senior session with Luke, a rising senior at Owego Free Academy!
I’m almost shocked I got some photos of him being serious, since he’s all smiles and laughter:
And of course I have to share some behind-the-scenes…I always tell my seniors that I cannot promise to keep you CLEAN, with all the trekking around we do outside. In this case, I could not promise to keep Luke “splinter-free” – he was attracting every splinter possible, no matter which piece of wood I’d lean him up next to! Here are his girlfriend and dad helping out – lots of smiles and laughs here 🙂
Summer is waning and classes are starting – contact The Camera’s Eye to reserve your senior session and have some laughs TODAY!
Middle school students in the Blue Horizons Club collaborate to launch a balloon from the football field. Hosted in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, the project changes each year depending on the students and their goals.
This year, students included a solar panel, which was used to power a buzzer to help them determine the balloon’s exact spot of impact at the end of its journey.
This year, the students installed a GPS and a camera with the goal of tracking the balloon and taking pics of themselves….from 100,000 feet. The ultimate selfie 🙂 Check out some of the images from the balloon itself, courtesy of the Blue Horizons Club!
One of the things I adore about being a professional photographer in the Owego/Apalachin/Binghamton area is getting involved with so many community causes and groups. For the past few years, The Camera’s Eye has been proud to support the Just Keep Believing (JKB) Foundation.
This organization raises money to find a cure for spinal cord injuries, and was started to help Jessica K. Burrell, an Owego Free Academy student-athlete who sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident in 2008 . It’s near and dear to my heart because I had a chance to take Jess’s senior portraits at Tioga Gardens, post-injury and only shortly after she returned from a rehab center far from this area. Her attitude was, and still is, simply amazing. Just look at the sparkle in her eyes…I love it!
Students carry the gadget equipped with cameras, GPS devices and a parachute to the OFA lawn.
A sneak peak reveals a note for anyone who may find the device on its travels
Two cameras secured inside – one facing up to capture the balloon burst and the other facing outward to photograph the Earth below…
Owego Free Academy Balloon Launch
“Big B” the main GPS device is backed up with a lesser hiker’s GPS unit in case of malfunction from heat.
A Lockheed Martin engineer supported the project and teaches kids here how to sync the devices to cell phones in order to track the balloon from the ground.
Owego Free Academy Balloon Launch
Another teacher fills the balloon with Helium to a diameter of 5 ft. As it rises and pressure changes, it expands to 20 ft in diameter and bursts. A small parachute carries is back to Earth as the cameras spin images every step of the way.