Paul attends Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio, but headed into Westerville for his senior portrait experience. We stared at a hidden park that I absolutely love with gorgeous golden sunlight - exactly what they requested when we first started planning his session.
Senior Pictures with his Dog
Paul brought his dog, Josie, to his session which is basically the best idea ever. I was happy to be able to document the relationship he has with the dog he has grown up with.
I absolutely love this location for the unique scenery and the way the sun sets behind the park in the evening. The golden light comes through so beautifully and it isn't crowded. One of the things that was special about this session is that we were able to capture Paul with his long hair before he cut it. Maybe in the future he will have long hair again, but if not, he will always be able to look back at these images and remember that time in his life where it fell to his shoulders and was long enough to put in a ponytail.
Part 2: Upper Arlington Senior Pictures
Since we planned his session so early in the school year, we were able to break his session into two different parts and continue with his senior portrait experience after his hair was cut! This was a special way to do his senior pictures because we could have both his long hair and his short hair to show both looks he had during senior year.
We had a really late Fall this year, so we didn't have as much color in the trees as we normally would in September, but we found plenty of cool places to hang out anyway. He is very witty - I think we spent half of his session laughing!
When we weren't making jokes, we talked about Josie, his rowing crew experience, and his plans after high school. His whole family is so kind and I was glad they were able to be a part of the experience from beginning to end. Paul is incredibly smart and has the focus needed to be successful as a philosophy and neuroscience major in college, on a pre-med track. With his intelligence and genuine care for nature and others, it will be exciting to see how he changes the world! Congratulations, Paul!
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