Corynne is a senior in the Class of 2022 at Louisville High School and we held her senior portrait session in downtown Canton and at the Louisville High School Stadium. I'm not really even sure where to begin trying to describe the awesomeness that was Corynne's portrait session. I guess it all started in the parking lot where we decided to meet. I had a chance to talk with Corynne and see her outfit options and immediately, I was picking up her infectious vibe and knew that we had to come up with some really cool portrait ideas.
It was crazy because we turned the corner and found this colorful mural with a message that could be Corynne's anthem. Just look at that smile! We were off to an amazing start.
As we worked through our posing flow, I was getting the absolute best variety of expressions and I loved every one. If you look above and below, you will see what I mean. Her gallery was growing fast because I couldn't bring myself to delete any of these treasures.
As we moved on to Corynne's second outfit, I was learning more about this talented senior. She is in Band, Drama Club, Spanish Club, and Academic Challenge. She also plays the guitar. It is no surprise that friends would describe her as fun-loving, caring, funny, and a true people-person.
Corynne was so fun to work with because she seemed to really appreciate the artistic flair that I was going for. When I saw this fabulous glow reflecting in the windows, I just had to use this spot. She brought it to life!
When Corynne leaves high school, she knows that she is going to miss being part of the band and spending countless hours with her friends. She will be happy to leave behind the stress and sleepless nights cramming for tests or finishing homework at the last minute. Corynne would like to attend Kent State University with an undecided major, but an exploratory in psychology.
We made one last outfit change and made good use of the newly created area downtown known as Centennial Plaza. The leading lines of this white structure made me so happy as we created this amazing portrait.
It was clear to me that marching band was incredibly important to Corynne, so we had arranged to use the stadium for the last set of portraits. "Big Blue" was abiding there at the time, so it served as the perfect backdrop for a portrait.
I am always looking for interesting things to shoot through and the angled braces under the bleachers offered great angles for this capture. They perfectly frame her arms and draw you in to Corynne as the focal point of the portrait.
"I loved Laura's energy and she knew how to make it fun. Exploring downtown Canton and seeing all of the beautiful artwork around was really cool. I loved the ones in my band uniform at the stadium. I think those ones really captured me in my element. I would advise others to be open to different ideas and to be creative."
Corynne, thank you for being open to different ideas and for embarking on the creative journey with me. You were such an inspiration and gave me an opportunity to stretch my limits and to really have fun with your portraits and you! I wish you all good things and I will be cheering you on as you move into your next chapter.