Senior year is going to fly by and there will be a lot of lasts this year. Everybody is here to celebrate you-the you you are right now! It’s kind of a big deal. Actually, you are kind of a big deal this year! You’re on the brink of making some big decisions-not necessarily the biggest decisions of your life-but these upcoming years will shape the person you become, just like these last three years in high school have shaped the person you are today.
Now is the time to start thinking about your senior portraits. It’s a decision you and your parents, and perhaps even your grandparents, help you make. Senior portraits are the perfect reason to get some great photos of you at this point in life. They can be fun, light, serious-it doesn’t matter-it’s YOU!
Photographing seniors is one of our favorite things to do here at Kim Ponsky Photography. We love to go around the city of Cleveland and shoot at iconic spots in the 216. And if you’re thinking about an outdoor natural look, we know exactly where to take you for beautiful scenery.
If you think we’re right for you, we’d love to sit down, chat, and get to know you and your style. After all, we want you to love your photos the most! Take a look at some of our Seniors we’ve worked with in the past.
My babies are 5 months old… and I’m already having anxiety about them going off to college!!! When the time comes when your baby makes this grown-up move, doing a commemorative photo shoot is a great way to freeze time.
Whether the school requires you take them, or you just want your own keepsakes to commemorate your kids’ Senior year, the Fall is the perfect time to capture senior photos! The backdrop of the changing leaves and the cooler weather makes this season pretty unbeatable photography.
We do a ton of Senior Photos, and help our clients design their order to best fit their wants & needs– be it a canvas for the wall that showcases the passage of time, an album holding a collection of Mom’s favorites for her to cry over when the house is a little too empty, or a stack of wallets for the soon-to-be graduate to pass out to friends… the possibilities are endless.
I’ll admit it… this winter has been freakishly mild. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been enjoying it! I love my studio. Our location is unbeatable, the people we get to see on a daily basis make our day so enjoyable, and how fantastic to have the ability to do shoots inside when the weather’s crummy outside! BUT… there is something about doing outdoor photo shoots that gets me so energized, and longing for the weather to clear up, warm up, and let me get back to playing outside with my clients!
This is a shoot from late last Fall that I never got around to sharing… I’m not sure what I was thinking!
Olivia’s senior portrait session was not done for the school requirements, but for her and her family to hang onto as a commemoration of this right of passage. Plus, when you look like this, you should be photographed!! The most annoying thing (not really) is that Olivia is as sweet as she is pretty… Ugh! How can you not fall in love with this girl???!!
It was cold out… very. I was bundled in my puffy coat, trying not to focus on my numb fingers, but you’d never know it from her photos! Olivia sported the cutest outfits, and was up for anything and everything I threw at her as we explored the property we were shooting at. This has to be one of my favorite photo sessions of last year– the light, the colors, and the subject all attributed to its success.
Senior photo sessions are so much fun because the “kids” are old enough to want to look good, and want to work with us to get the best shots possible… but have the spunk, energy, personality & inhibition that makes for a fun and successful photo shoot.
Take a look at some of Olivia’s favorites from her Senior Photo Session, and don’t wait to call and set YOUR outdoor photo shoot… Spring and Summer will be here soon!!
The fact that in any given week, I can photograph an 8-day old newborn, capture the stages of a baby’s first year, a high school senior, a puppy and a wedding is pretty amazing. I’m often asked which is my favorite stage to photograph, and I’m really not able to answer… There are things I love about each of the different types of photo shoots I do, and aspects that make them fun and exciting for me.
Take Olivia… She used to be my photography student at HB (that is, until she did the unthinkable and dropped photo from her schedule this year). Olivia is a beautiful, warm, sweet, and sophisticated girl. She is in that unique stage that combines adulthood and youth. She was such a good sport– wandering into restaurants and stores, wherever I asked. Her amazing smile never faltered… I could have photographed her forever. These photographs show her as the stunning woman she is, but with an appropriateness and sweetness that will allow even her father will appreciate.
Senior photos are a hybrid between the children photo shoots we do so often, and the weddings that are such a high-stakes gig… with the fun, the personality and the ability to play with a little sass and a little sexy, too.
Check out this selection of Olivia’s beautiful senior photos.
We played around downtown yesterday with 18yr old Legend for his senior photo session. This tough guy with a soft smile wanted the skyline and city as his backdrop. He climbed on questionable surfaces, sat on cement blocks covered in grime, was a great sport for all my “visions!” He even changed into a suit in a shipping warehouse..! It was a session worthy of this future Air Force surgeon’s name…