Jake had his senior portraits made on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Avery and Mitchell Counties. He has loved trains since he was a kid so a train car made for another great setting. It was a nice, slightly overcast day. I love overcast days for portraits as the light is soft and even.
The “tunnel” is another great location for senior portraits as long as the graffiti artists keep their content clean.
Poor Megan has had a hard time getting her senior portraits. We were to take them in July and were off to a good start…until I jammed my flash stand into the ground and into a yellow jacket’s nest. At least we think they were yellow jackets. I have yet to have an official allergic reaction to bee stings but have to go to the ER for the past several years due to reactions. Evidentally, it is not technically an “allergic” reaction unless you have difficulty breathing. Thankfully, I have never had difficulty breathing…but also use my Epi-Pen and go to the ER.
Well, back to Megan. We were just about to head back towards my house for her to have an outfit change when I hit the bees. Her mom, Christy, ran up and grabbed the flash and stand while Megan and I headed for the car. We agreed to finish her shoot at a later date…which ended up being in November. I am now blogging her photos at the end of December.
I think you’ll agree that both sets of images turned out great. She is a beautiful young lady.
Congratulations on making it to your senior year, Megan!
I wish you the best now and in whatever you decide to do in the future!
Josh C, Senior
Avery County High School
Class of 2018
Here is an athletic, academic, all-around good kid. It was a pleasure working with Josh and his mom and dad. They are nice, friendly people and it was my honor to capture these images for them. Click HERE to see photos from another of Josh’s senior portrait shoots.
We had an unexpected surprise when shooting Awesome Dawson’s senior portraits on the parkway. We stopped at the Table Rock overlook close to Mitchell County. Our plan was to cross the road and walk up the steep hill on the other side to be able to shoot the mountains in the background. I planned on hopping the fence to have it in the foreground. The hill was steep so we had to walk down the road a bit before starting to climb the hill on a gentler slope. When we got to our spot, two horses had walked over to the fence. We initially thought it was just an empty field.
One horse particularly liked posing for portraits and stood beside Dawson for a while leading to some great and unexpected shots.