Friday, September 17, 2010

Senior Portrait Session :: Aaron {Hershey HS ~ Class of 2011}

Typically when I photograph seniors, we meet prior to their portrait session and go over clothing, what to expect and it gives me a chance to interact with the family while checking out the location if we are photographing at their home. So this was a first for me~ due to some conflicts in our schedules, I photographed at a location I had never seen, with someone I had not yet met! But Aaron (along with his sweet mom, Deb) is so easy going and likable, any thought of being concerned quickly disappeared. We had a great evening to photograph, Aaron was a natural in front of the camera and I think we came away with some great images.

Aaron was telling me a little bit about his thoughts post-graduation~ he would like to attend an ALERT basic training, in which he would receive initial training in search and rescue, diving and aviation, in preparation for Emergency Response Training. I had never heard of this before, and after reading more about it, I think it sounds amazing. I am so grateful there are people like Aaron who are gifted in this way! Aside from working and school, Aaron loves to kick around on his skateboard and hang out with his brothers and the family dogs, Sam and Annie :-)

Here are a few of my faves from Aaron's senior portrait session~ I especially love the second to last one of him (b&w with the skateboard.) What do you think?








  1. I LOVE the 2nd to last one with the skateboard on the back of his shoulders! Ah, you are so amazing, Marci!
    -Liz Gore

  2. Thanks Liz! (And do you like the name of their dogs? I put the smiley there for you and your mom. haha)


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