Talk about the session that no one thought would ever happen! Katie had her yearbook photograph taken in the summer by Boardman High School’s contracted photographer. But she was looking for a different and unique session for the photographs to be displayed in her parent’s home and passing out to friends.
When Katie’s mom, Cari, contacted me in early September about senior portraits, we both figured it would be a quick process. Because of schedule conflicts with band, we rescheduled. Then Katie was sick the date of the session and I told her dad I would rather wait it out another week than have her not feeling 100% amazing for her portraits. The day before her session I found out the Youngstown Peace Race was overtaking all my favorite shooting areas in Downtown Youngstown. None of us wanted to postpone the session again and the weather was finally looking favorable for that day. Katie really wanted a grungy/urban backdrop for her portraits. After some thinking, I remembered some great spots in Struthers that would be absolutely perfect for an urban senior shoot.
When Katie and her parents met me in Struthers, they agreed it was a fantastic backdrop for her photos. We had a great time roaming around the area finding interesting areas that worked with her clothing choices. Not only did Katie bring her flute for some of the images, but also her Mini Cooper. And pairing the urban location that had graffiti on the walls with with her stunning black performance dress made for some incredible images. To mix things up a little, we also stopped at Yellow Creek Park in Struthers. Such a beautiful little park hidden away and we were lucky enough that there were not many people there during our photographs.
Katie definitely rocked out her session and is such a beauty she made my job easy. Narrowing down my favorites to post was hard work, but below are just a few of them.