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Reed - Senior Pictures - Pittsford-Sutherland HS

Reed will be entering his senior year at Pittsford-Sutherland HS in the fall, and came to the studio this spring  for his senior portraits.  He was a late but worthy  addition to the 2016 Model Team.

Reed is a mid-fielder on Pittsford-Sutherlands very successful boys' lacrosse team which achieved a national ranking during this past season.  He had a very clean look, and photographed really well.  The most surprising thing about his look is that, depending on which side of his face you were looking at, he either looked like Matt Damon or Leonardo DiCaprio.  I guess if you have to look like a couple of actors, those are two that can't miss.

If you know Reed and are interested in senior pictures, talk to him about her experience at the studio and ask him for a Gift Card good for 20% off a senior portrait session fee at Luke Photography.

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Holly - Senior Pictures - Fairport HS

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Holly - Senior Pictures - Fairport HS

Holly is a HS Mode Rep. for Luke Photography from Fairport HS.  She carries a straight A average and spends her free time at the dance studio, where she's been taking lessons since she was 4 years old...tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet.  Oh, and she's my daughter.

Having photographed her before...obviously...we really challenged ourselves to do something that we hadn't done before.  We started her session outdoors, working against sprinkling rain and a drizzle at an old industrial building near the studio.  Orange and this olive green are somewhat opposite each other on the color wheel, and the contrast of these complementary colors produces contrast and energy.

She loved her junior prom dress, so we made sure to include that in the indoor portion of her session, including some of favorite dresses and "comfy" clothes.  She looks especially cute in purple, so that was a winner for both of us.

If you know Holly and are interested in senior pictures, talk to her about her experience at the studio and ask her for a Gift Card good for 20% off a senior portrait session fee at Luke Photography.

 

 

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Emily - Senior Pictures - Fairport HS

Emily is a HS Mode Rep. for Luke Photography from Fairport HS for the Class of 2017.  She came to the studio because she appreciates the way we connect with the students, and she thinks all the photos are beautiful.  When you are beautiful as Emily, it makes our job very easy, and the following photos show just how beautiful she really is

The fact that she is very studious and focused is very representative of the fact that she wants to become a doctor.  But ask her where her favorite place is, and she'll say "the beach", which suggests she can relax and enjoy life too.  As one of four girls in the family (including a twin sister), Emily enjoys family and, other than her phone, is the one thing she can't live without.  Emily and her twin sister had back-to-back sessions, and we made sure that they each had very different photos, and if you look at last week's blog post, you'll see that each set of their photos is very different from each other.  And although they are identical, I found one way to differentiate one from the other by their faces...but I'll keep that a secret for now.

If you know Emily and are interested in senior pictures, talk to her about her experience at the studio and ask her for a Gift Card good for 20% off a senior portrait session fee at Luke Photography.

Hair and makeup: Nikki Mitrakos (Love and Style On)

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Rebecca - Senior Pictures - Fairport HS

Rebecca is a Class of 2017 HS Model Rep. for Luke Photography from Fairport HS.  She plays field hockey both for Fairport's varsity team and a travel team, carries a straight A average...AND plans on a pre-med major in college.  Beauty, brains, and ambition.

This beautiful girl has an identical twin who's session immediately followed Rebecca's, which made it extra interesting because the studio shoots every session differently, even with two identical girls coming in back-to-back.  I had photographed Rebecca several times on her field hockey team, so we were familiar with each other, which made the session comfortable from the start.  Combine that with Rebecca's easy-going nature, and we breezed through a number of different outfits and sets.  And just look at the last photo in this set...such soulful eyes.

If you know Rebecca and are interested in senior pictures, talk to her about her experience at the studio and ask her for a Gift Card good for 20% off a senior portrait session fee at Luke Photography.

Hair and makeup: Nikki Mitrakos (Love and Style On)

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Erica - HS Senior Pictures - Fairport HS

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Erica - HS Senior Pictures - Fairport HS

Erica is a junior from Fairport HS who has long, curly blonde hair which framed her face beautifully.  She had two completely different looks, depending on whether she was smiling, or had a more serious look.  Her face absolutely lit up when she smiled, and I saw a happy girl through the viewfinder.  However, in several of the photos when she had a more serious look, she appeared to be a 25-yr. old model.  Her makeup was done by Nikki Mitrakos, from Love and Style On salon.

Her wardrobe varied from rich colors to soft pastels, which all looked good on her.  The rich colors in the burgundy-colored top and even the denim jacket provided a punch of color.  The mint colored sweater complemented her lighter complexion and blonde hair.  The one common theme through all of the clothes was that all of it had texture, which added dimension and depth to the portraits.

If you know Erica and are interested in senior pictures, talk to her about her experience at the studio and ask her for a Gift Card good for 20% off a senior portrait session fee at Luke Photography.

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Isabel - HS Senior Pictures - Fairport HS

Isabel Hofford is a Class of 2017 HS Model Rep. from Fairport HS who had an amazingly creative session.  She brought in more ideas of her own that anyone I've photographed in the last year, and they made her session very personal.

It started out with her adorable puppy Sophie.  As if that wasn't enough, and it could have been, she brought in one of her father's jersey's when he played professional hockey...including in the NHL with the great Wayne Gretzky.  Isabel is a star athlete herself, having played on the Canadian National lacrosse team as a goalie.  She works out religiously, and puts most people to shame. 

The portrait with the mirror and the coffee mug and blanket were also ideas that Isabel brought in.  She had mentioned that she liked balloons, so we brought in a few balloons for her session, not knowing that she was going to bring in a bunch of her own.  Fortunately, the colors all worked together, and we used them both indoors and outdoors.  Lastly, she brought in a vintage fur coat that was passed down through her family, and the final photos give her the look of a Hollywood socialite.

If you know Isabel and are interested in senior pictures, talk to herabout her experience at the studio and ask her for a Gift Card good for 20% off a senior portrait session fee at Luke Photography.

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Emily - HS Senior Pictures - Penfield HS

Emily is a Class of 2017 HS Model Rep. from Penfield HS who had been planning on beinga Model Rep. since her brother came to the studio two years ago for his senior portraits.  Emily has a great casual wardrobe, and everything that she brought in worked, and worked well.  Most of her clothes were in the cool end of the spectrum (e.g. blue, purple) and they worked especially well with her dark hair.

Emily is a crazy good lacrosse player who plays both for the Penfield varsity team and the Lady Roc summer program.  She's "fast when she wants to be", and was game for some dramatic photos in her lacrosse warm-ups.  We are looking forward to photographing her this summer in her uniform on the turf field at Penfield HS.

If you know Emily and are interested in senior pictures, talk to Emily about her experience at the studio and ask her for a Gift Card good for 20% off a senior portrait session fee at Luke Photography.

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Acadia - HS Senior Portraits - Victor HS

Acadia is a Class of 2017 HS Model Rep. for Luke Photography from Victor HS.  Prior to her senior portrait session we discussed going outdoors in the snow during her session, and she said that she was "up for anything".  Little did I know this meant I was going to get hit with a snowball.

Cadi, as her friends call her, brought in several changes of clothes in her typical "BoHo" style, which all photographed really well.  As we usually do, we pick the backgrounds for the session based on the clothes the senior brings in.  You can't plan on pre-conceived ideas if they won't match the color or style of clothes that the subject is going to wear.  Fortunately, she brought in a royal blue blouse which really made her eyes "pop".  By using a plain white background, it lets her eyes take center stage....they are the first thing you see in those images, and it's difficult taking your eyes off of hers.

Cadi has a nice, easy smile which looks amazing in those photos, but take a look at the more serious look she shows.  Just a little bit of sass, just a little bit of confidence, just a little bit....of Cadi.

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Nicole - HS Senior Portraits - Greece Odyssey HS

Nicole is a fun-spirited HS Model Rep. from Greece Odyssey HS, who searched out the studio to be a model rep. this year.  She is a great point guard on her varsity basketball team, and is a very spirited player and leader.  She was an absolute joy to have in the studio and has such a good sense of humor...we had a great time during her session.  Some people just have a fun approach to life, and Nicole is certainly one of those who has a good handle on it. 

If you look at her eyes in these photos, you'll see an amazing amount of color and detail.  And when the light is steaming in her eyes, as it was in some of the outdoor winter photos, there is a CRAZY amount of color in those eyes.

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Cierra - HS Senior Portraits - Palmyra-Macedon HS

Cierra is a junior from Palmyra-Macedon HS who has some of the most naturally beautiful curly hair I've seen.  She starts on both the varsity basketball and lacrosse teams,  and has already committed to playing lacrosse at Niagara University when she graduates.

She has a fun, bubbly personality and became so engaged in the fun and spirit of her session.  You can see this in several of these images, because you just can't fake that perfect of a smile.  And just how many different looks could she have given during her session?

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Sarah - HS Senior - Fairport High School

Sarah is a HS Senior Model Rep for Luke Photography from Fairport High School.  I have known Sarah since she was 5 years old, as she was the 2nd student thatwalked into my daughter's kindergarten classroom on the first day of school, and they became friends immediately, as young kids do so easily.

Sarah wasn't having the best of weeks when she came in for her session.  But it turned out to be a good escape for her and she was so relaxed when she was in the camera room.  Sarah has the biggest blue eyes, and they show up incredibly in many of these images.  My favorites are the first and last images: the bluish-green background in the first image and the grey background of the outdoor photo in her winter hat really bring out the color of her eyes.

 

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High School Senior Pictures - Tommy, Fairport HS

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High School Senior Pictures - Tommy, Fairport HS

Tommy is another Fairport athlete that came through the studio this year for senior portraits.  He is a soccer player, and was one of very few juniors that made the varsity team last year.  He is the consummate team player, and makes the team better through good chemistry.  In addition to that, he is a very sharp dresser, as evidenced by the nicely-fitted suit he wore to the session.  And when he pulled out a Superman shirt that he thought he wanted a photo with...I just had to have a Clark Kent/Superman photo, and Tommy was game for it.  A little playing around, and we ended up with a crowd-favorite photo.

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High School Senior Pictures - Jahadi, Fairport HS

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High School Senior Pictures - Jahadi, Fairport HS

Jahadi just entered his senior year at Fairport HS and is going to start...and end...the year as one of the star players on the varsity football and lacrosse teams.  But it doesn't begin or end with sports for him.  Jahadi is one of the nicest, respectful, and laid-back students that have come through the studio for senior portraits.  My wife taught him in middle school as an 8th grader and had nothing but good things to say of him.  I can't imagine anyone saying anything bad about him.

As a junior running back last year, Jahadi reeled off a 68-yard touchdown run on the 2nd play from scrimmage in the first quarter of a Homecoming win.  And had it not been for an injury, he would have run amok through the lacrosse defenses last spring. And this year, I expect big things from this well-liked young man.

  Extreme Sports Composite

Extreme Sports Composite

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High School Senior Pictures - Lillian, Penfield HS

Lillian is almost ready to enter her senior year at Penfield HS, and, like her sister, came to the studio for her senior portrait session.  She is an athlete and a musician and we incorporated both into her session, which made it really interesting..  She brought a beautiful electric violin, which had a striking graphic shape, and we ended the session at the Penfield HS pool and at least one of us got wet. Check out the gallery below to see who it was.

Behind-the-scenes photographs provided by Jennifer Caccavale, Lillian's mother. 

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High School Senior Pictures - Ashley - Greece Athena

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High School Senior Pictures - Ashley - Greece Athena

Ashley came to the studio from Greece for her senior portraits.  She is a senior from Greece Athena, and also happens to be my niece.  I have been photographing her since she was three months old, but all that means is that I have to dig deep and give her something really new for her senior portrait session.

We worked in the studio for awhile, then finished up near one of my "go to" locations in the Village of Fairport, the old American Can building. On the north side of the building, the light is always perfect, and the facade of the building changes every 50-100 feet. Plenty of options and different possibilities....all in one location.

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High School Senior Pictures- Payton's Outdoor Session

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High School Senior Pictures- Payton's Outdoor Session

Payton, a senior from Victor High School, is one of the studio's Model Reps. for the Class of 2016 and wanted to incorporate ballet photos into her 2nd session at the studio.  We explored a couple of lighting scenarios in her ballet outfits, going for dramatic lighting on a black background for the red and white outfit, and a softer light and white background for the light blue outfit.

Following the dance photos, we walked outside around the Village of Fairport and picked several locations that accentuated Payton's beauty and clothing choices.  The orange tank top reminded me of the sun, and her white and blue shorts looked like the sky and clouds.

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High School Senior Pictures- Jen's Outdoor Session

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High School Senior Pictures- Jen's Outdoor Session

Jen is one of the studio's five Model Representatives from Fairport High School for this year's senior portrait season.  Her first session in the studio was in February, and during her second session we got to take advantage of the warmer weather and walked around the Village of Fairport.

Jen's biggest passion is softball, and she plays first base and pitches occasionally for Fairport's varsity softball team.  She bats lefty and, like most lefties, has a sweet, pure swing which often sends balls over the fence.  She calls herself a little weird and funny, but also a very caring person.  The only thing I think is weird about her is that she doesn't like chocolate.  I mean....who else besides Jen doesn't like a little decadent chocolate once in awhile.  She does make up for this by loving mac and cheese, the all American comfort food.

Please enjoy these photos from Jen's spring time session, and a couple of videos from her sessions.

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High School Senior Pictures- Marissa's Indoor Session

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High School Senior Pictures- Marissa's Indoor Session

Marissa, a Model Rep. from Fairport HS, came in for the studio portion of her three sessions, and we were able to explore a whole series of looks and moods with her.  She is one of the most photogenic subjects that have come through the studio.  The term "photogenic" does not mean beautiful, pretty , or cute.  It relates to their comfort level in front of the camera, which she is in total control of.  She is able to turn on a beautiful smile in a quarter of a second, turn it to a sly smile ("I know something you don't know..."), and then has a stunning look when the smile leaves her face, that really shows off her eyes.  Take a look through these and you can see exactly what I mean.

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High School Senior Pictures - Marissa, Fairport Class of 2016

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High School Senior Pictures - Marissa, Fairport Class of 2016

Marissa is finishing her junior year at Fairport HS and we photographed her entire Model Rep. session in the High Falls area of downtown Rochester.  The warmer weather gave us an opportunity to take advantage of the great architecture and history of the area. Knowing the possibilities, I had some aerial footage of the session recorded with a quadcopter that was equipped with a high-definition camera.  The video gives a really good indication of the working environment.  Here is a link to the video.

When she grows up, she merely wants to be "happy", which I think is a great goal to have no matter what you do or how old you are.  Her dream job would be working in an aquarium with dolphins, and she's already a certified scuba diver.

Marissa had a "look" that  thought would work well in this environment.  We brought a portable changing room so that she could change outfits throughout the session, and we took advantage of the color and texture of her clothes to match...or contrast...with the environment that we were in.  She has the most amazing detailed flecks of color in her rich brown eyes that you really can't see unless you are there talking to her, so I wanted to show alot of close ups of her to share that here.

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