Mychael is a student at Avon High School, one that I hadn’t had the pleasure of meeting until this year. Normally when I have a Senior Session we get right down to business. Mychael and I had a little bit to talk and walk the area. I was so honored to have this time to talk to him and share stories as well. I had such a delightful morning just discussing with Mychael the things I had learned growing up that I felt changed my life once I left school. I remember thinking how surprised I was to have these discussions with someone I didn’t even know. But by the end of the session, it made total sense. Much like a friend of mine has always said, “sometimes you meet someone that was placed on your path for a purpose, or sometimes they were placed on yours, either way you were destined to meet for someone to learn something.”
Meet Ryan! Another soon to be graduate of HFL and hockey player too! He came ready to do whatever was necessary to kill his session. We hadn’t actually met until his session and to say that we were laughing through it all is an understatement. I had a great time with him and his mother- who was a complete riot by the way! I always love to meet parents who are as goofy as I am. 🙂 I am so thankful to Trevor for sending his Best Friend to me, these guys were so much fun to shoot!
Meet Trevor! This guy was totally unexpected. After talking with Mom, I really thought I would have a Senior guy on my hands that DID NOT enjoy having his photos taken. Much to both Mom & I’s surprise, Trevor was awesome. Not only did totally cooperate but he had some ideas of his own and even entertained his mother and I being goofy. We hit a few different spots to get all that we wanted covered for Trevor, as you can see we have a variety! Unfortunately this guy had to miss his Senior Hockey Season due to hip surgery but rumor has it that Golf Season is going to be on FIRE! Go get ’em Trevor!
Meet Jake, I think it is safe to bet that one day he will be known as Dr. Jake, or Dr. Mesi, not kidding! I have known this guy since he was so young and to see him grow into this amazing young man is beyond words. He not only is sweet, kind and compassionate, he is so smart and has humongous dreams! Jake he wants to be a Neurosurgeon and he wants to go into Research and make a difference for others. Some day I will be able to say I took Senior photos for Dr. Mesi, changer of life as we know it! 😉
This session had to be the most fun yet! If you have never been to the George Eastman House and visited their gardens- it is a must! Add it to your list, seriously. We had Amy’s session there and it was fantastic! Not only was the scenery amazing, but she just killed it- EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. She came prepared with 4 outfit changes complete with shoes and accessories and each one suited a side of her. I was so honored to get to know Amy and capture these moments for her. Bonus: She comes with a Momma that knows her stuff. I see where Amy gets it, she knew just how to help and made the session that much more fun. This session will go down in the books for sure!
This Senior was a little different for me. Anyone who knows me knows he is my oldest son. It is definitely a different experience taking Senior photos of your own child! You remember all their firsts- first word, first step, first day of kindergarten, first time on a team, first dance etc. You remember all their greats- having to be brought back to the hospital when his brother was born because he wanted to protect him, report cards, hockey game, getting his passport stamped, swimming great times, lacrosse games, etc. Then you remember their lasts- last day of primary school, last day of middle school, last time wearing “kid” size shoes, last time on the little kid school bus etc.
I am sure Bailey will tell you that when we did his photos I reminded him of many of the memories that were swirling around in my head. It probably didn’t help that we took them at a place we had gone many times with family and created some great memories. But that is why we went, he loves it there. I can’t really put into words how proud I am of all he has done, who he has become and that I get to be his mom. He may drive me crazy at times, (mostly because we are so much alike), but this guy reminds me everyday that a little love and laughter truly can make any day brighter. I am so excited for him to take those first steps into his future and decide what he wants for himself out of life. Yes, I know, I will miss hearing his craziness and possibly even cleaning up after him. But how great will it be to see him put to the test all that he has learned and we as parents have taught him for so long?
**There you go Bai, I know it was a little more sappy then most Seniors get. But you know I couldn’t resist telling the whole world how amazing I thing you are! 🙂