Zack is a Senior in the Class of 2022 at Louisville High School and we held his August senior portrait session at Gervasi Vineyards and the Louisville football stadium. Zack is full of life and full of fun and that is what we featured in his portraits. That smile that you see above is "so Zack" but we captured some serious expressions, too. Zack gets serious about his sports, and we will see that later in the session.
When I met up with Zack and his mom in the parking lot of Gervasi and we went through his wardrobe choices, it became clear that our emphasis would be on sports. Nonetheless, we captured some fabulous portraits of great variety at Gervasi. The outfits that you see above and below have great colors and are casual enough to be appropriate for Zack's outgoing personality.
Zack's friends describe him as being a real people person. He is funny and athletic. So athletic, that he is very accomplished in sports of all seasons. He is an integral part of the football, basketball, and baseball teams and even excels at track.He also coaches a YMCA basketball team. How fitting that his favorite movie is Remember the Titans.
We finished our portraits at Gervasi and made our way to the Louisville Football Stadium where we planned to spend the rest of the session. While en route, the skies opened up and it started to rain. So, when we arrived, we made use of the locker room and the space under the bleachers to stay dry. It all worked out because we captured some fabulous portraits in these spaces.
As I mentioned earlier, Zack is an all-around athlete and we wanted to show include all four sports, so we came up with the portrait that you see below.
The rain finally stopped and we were able to get out onto the field. Zack intends to play football in college, so capturing the football portraits was a priority. How fun to have the eyes of the leopard on the scoreboard glowing! Once Zack moves on to college, he is going to miss all of his friends.
Having the lights on in the stadium is always a real treat! I can use my lighting and camera settings to create some fun dramatic looks. I love how the low camera angle creates the larger-than-life feel in the portrait below.
Zack was very open to all of my ideas and suggestions for portraits, but he did have one specific request. He wanted for us to create the "Bo Jackson" inspired portrait to show his versatility as both a talented football player and baseball player. There is a right way and a wrong way to properly light abs. I think we got it right!
What did Zack have to say about his senior portrait session?
"I chose Laura Esposito Photography because she takes excellent photos. She was very nice and funny. I loved all of them, but especially the Bo Jackson photo."
Zack, you were so much fun! I love your intensity and dedication to your sports and I'm sure that will carry over into whatever you pursue. Thanks for trusting me with your portraits. I wish you all good things as you move on to your next chapter.