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Category: High School Seniors

Ashlyn's High School Senior Portraits
Ladies and Gentlemen…Judelyn.

Berea-Midpark High School Senior Portraits I met Ashlyn, also known for her stage name Judelyn, at the start of her senior year in the fall of 2022, and learned she was a gifted singer, guitarist and songwriter, who had released two singles. I quickly noticed she projected a quiet self-confidence, a quality that genuinely directed the photoshoot, showcased against the backdrops of Berea Falls and Coe Lake. Judelyn released her first full album,...

Dominick's High School Senior Portraits
A Cheerful Soul

Strongsville High School Senior Portraits Dominick was such a friendly, respectful young man during our late summer portrait session. I never once had to encourage him to smile, as he is just naturally happy, and loved every second of our walking tour of downtown Berea, Baldwin Wallace University and Coe Lake, in addition to Berea Falls. Dominick looked just as enthusiastic and sincere in the last picture as he did in the first picture. Upon...

Gianna's High School Senior Portraits
A Journalistic Approach

Berea-Midpark High School Senior Portraits I often hear from clients how much they prefer candids, but the fact remains that most people are simply not overly comfortable behind a camera, making candids quite challenging. It is my job as a photographer to direct, while my subject looks natural and not robotic, to lighten the mood and encourage fun. In many ways photography can be a psychological approach. However, I did not need this approach...

John's High School Senior Portraits
Right on Track

Elyria Catholic High School Senior Portraits John’s senior session took place over a two-night period, as a train was stalled on the “tracks” in Olmsted Falls, creating a heavy traffic delay. Ironically, John ran track all four years at Elyria Catholic High School, which we captured on the school campus the second night. John has always been motivated, playing football and running cross country as well. He intends on majoring in...

Abigail's High School Senior Portraits
Patience Pays Off

Twinsburg High School Senior Portraits I’ve read different reports that Spring 2019 was the wettest or second wettest in recorded history, and witnessed it all too well for scheduled photoshoots. Abigail, a senior at Twinsburg High School, had her senior portrait session rained out four different times, before the fifth appointment ended up supplying a perfect day. After photographing her older sister and brother, Abigail wanted her own...

Alex's High School Senior Portraits
Mighty Mustang
Event Date 09/07/2022
Location Berea, Ohio, Coe Lake

Strongsville High School Senior Portraits Alex’s senior session took place on a comfortable evening in downtown Berea and Coe Lake, where we centered on architectural textures to provide the backdrop brawn. Alex played football and basketball for the Strongsville Mustangs, and is dedicated to his gym workouts. He now attends Miami University majoring in business...

Eden's High School Senior Portraits
An Artist and a Fall Palette

Stow-Munroe Falls High School Senior Portraits I have had several wonderful weddings and photoshoots in the Piscitello family, and they are always so considerate with referrals. Kelsey, one of my 2014 brides, referred me to her coworker Adam, whose daughter, Eden, is a senior at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. The fall colors hung around just long enough for our early November photoshoot in one of my favorite locations, Peninsula, Ohio. Eden is...

Jonny's High School Senior Portraits
From Bomber to Bobcat

Kenston High School Senior Portraits The Flats is such a tremendous location for edgy or industrial photography, and I love taking high school students there. In particular, I really feel each student can create their own story with the history, architecture, textures and city skylines supplying an artist’s background around every corner. Jonny relished his session, and whether smiling or just “looking cool,” he brought a zeal to every...

Ariana’s High School Senior Portraits
Spring Blossoms and City Skylines

Padua High School Senior Portraits One of the things I love about my job is meeting so many incredible people. I’ve had the honor of photographing the weddings of the nephew and two nieces of Lou and Carol Marich. With each wedding, I got to know Lou and Carol better and better, becoming great friends, along with their three children, Lou Jr., Nina, and Ariana.  To commemorate Ariana’s graduation from Padua High School this past May, we...