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Senior Pictures at Sunset in Downtown Columbus

Harrison's senior session had an element that made it extra unique - a vibrant sunset in Columbus, Ohio. In a sea of cloudy midwestern days, we occasionally get some color coming through as the sun goes down in the evening. We aren't always in a position to see it, but by planning the park portion of this Upper Arlington senior's pictures first, we were able to get downtown just in time for the colors to begin to show.

vibrant sunset for downtown columbus senior picture of guy wearing tie

We have so many great images below from downtown at sunset! But first...

Senior Pictures in a Park before Sunset

If you are planning to take photos in a natural location such as a woods or park, I usually plan this first because it will get darker in the trees earlier than other areas. If we are lucky enough to have a sunset, you also will not see it when you are deep in a wooded area. We started our afternoon at this beautiful park with rocks, trees, and water views everywhere. We didn't know if we would see any color in the sky or not, but in an open area like downtown, there is a chance we will be doing senior pictures at sunset and actually be able to see color.

senior headshot in gahanna ohio near Columbus

genuine smile on Upper Arlington high school senior during senior photos

Loving the water views at this park! It isn't too far from downtown Columbus, etither!

high school senior picture sitting on tree branch near columbus ohio

So many structures here both natural and man-made that we can use for senior picture posing.

senior picture in columbus leaning on wood railing full length

candid senior photo of guy wearing flannel and looking to the side

Senior Photos with a Sibling before Sunset

When Harrison's mom mentioned the close relationship he has with his brother, I knew we could create some great sibling shots if he was up for joining the session. I was thrilled he was able to make it and it was a joy to see the two of them together. They definitely have a bond that only brothers can share and we were able to get some photos for them both to hold on to after graduation day comes and goes.

senior picture with sibling sitting on a rock in the park near Columbus Ohio

Fancy Senior Pictures Downtown

We drove to the Scioto Mile area of Downtown Columbus and Harrison changed into his suit. There is so much to love about a suit and tie for senior photos! One thing that he chose to do is to wear it different ways. With and without the jacket, for example. Check out how the orange & pink sunlight is reflecting onto the downtown building behind him!

senior picture in suit in downtown Columbus

Senior picture in suit with downtown columbus skyline in the background

senior picture with columbus skyline and senior wearing suit and sunglasses

Sunset Senior Pictures

As the sun started to set over the water, we turned him around so we were able to capture both his face and the colors in the sky at sunset. These senior pictures are some of my favorite from the night.

vibrant colorful sunset in downtown columbus ohio as background for senior picture of guy in tie smiling

downtown Columbus senior picture with bridge in background and sun setting over water

Senior Pictures at Sunset

We continued to walk around downtown Columbus taking more senior photos. The vibrant colors reflected over the Scioto River winding through downtown Columbus making a stunning backdrop for Harrison's senior photography session.

sunset senior picture in columbus ohio full length with vibrant colors in sky

Downtown Columbus at Sunset

We ended the evening up on the bridge overlooking the Downtown Columbus skyline. This suit seriously made the photos! Once the sun was pretty much down, we were able to show off the city lights at night on the downtown buildings in the background of his senior pictures. Such a unique and fancy way to end his senior portrait session!

sunset senior picture in columbus ohio

If you are still looking for your senior photographer, let's talk! While I cannot guarantee a vibrant Ohio sunset (wouldn't that be nice!), I can say that we will have fun and capture some pictures that are uniquely you!


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