I don’t get to photograph that many senior guys, so when I do, it’s always fun to kinda go out on a limb and change it up some. Kyle’s mom had this awesome idea of incorporating his duck hunting gear. I knew I had the perfect spot for this, and we saved this rustic, outdoorsy look for the last half of the shoot.
The first half was dedicated towards capturing the more preppy, artistic side of Kyle in an urban setting. Needless to say, this is one photogenic guy and that made things extra easy from behind the camera. And he is funny. Senior guy shoots always seem to turn out better if the teenager can get just comfy with the whole idea of a big photo shoot just for him, and just roll with the punches.
Ok, back to the duck hunting stuff. Since we had so much rain last fall, I was a little nervous about getitng out on this property. But since it had been dry for about a week, I thought why not give it a try. I knew a specific look I was wanting. Little did I know this was going to involve mudding and 4 wheel drive. No, it wasn’t planned. And me behind the wheel… ummm, yeah it was interesting cause guess what… my knowledge of using 4 wheel drive and mudding is like tee-nine-cy. My nerves were through the roof, but Kyle’s mom was cheering me on and laughing like crazy, so that helped.
If you happened to catch my snapchat story of this shoot (@photojewels), you might have seen and heard the cows and horses also cheering us on during the photo shoot, so I’m sure that helped Kyle feel even more at home.
Alright well enough of my rambling and more of KYLE: