Monday, August 24, 2009

Senior Portrait Session :: Zach

The August weather here has been so unpredictable~ seems downpours occur any time of day and a string of thunderstorms last week wreaked havoc on any type of schedule for photographing. Finally, this weather 'tide' has turned and yesterday I met with Zach and his mom, Shawn, on a sunny but warm afternoon. Shawn is a wonderful friend of mine and I graduated high school with her and Zach's dad. I could not get over how I kept looking through the lens and looking at his dad as a teenager! Zach plays soccer for Palmyra High School and, though he's just beginning to contemplate college choices, he plans to continue playing soccer in college and possibly study finance. For his senior portrait session, in addition to the more traditional images, I wanted to try something a little different for the images with his soccer jersey. What do you think?


  1. Thanks, Marci, for your great work and amazing turn around!! Less than 24 hours!!! I love the pictures and can't wait to see the rest! You really captured Zach's personality and his great smile!

  2. love love love the one where he is looking through the net! great work!

  3. Good stuff...Marci you are talented. I like some of the color corrections, desaturation stuff. Zach should be a model for GQ.


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