Meet Zan, a Senior in the Class of 2024 at Louisville High School (Ohio). We held his September senior portrait session on his family farm and was able to feature Zan in his element with all of the things that are important to him. When we met for his pre-session consultation, it was clear that the farm was the ideal location to feature Zan. We made a plan to include cross country, baseball, his antique tractor, and the cattle. I could tell that I was going to love all parts of this!
As I arrived at Zan's home, I was so pleased with the beautiful views all around. I started making observations of the direction of light and where we may want to set up to get started. We reviewed Zan's outfits and our order of events for the session. We started with baseball and Zan got suited up in his Ohio Tigers Baseball uniform. We started with that cloudy sky background and then Zan had the great idea to use the cornfield for an iconic shot. Such a good call!
Zan is short for Alexander. Zan is not only active in Ohio Tigers baseball, but he is also involved in the National Honors Society, cross country and 4-H. Another hobby that Zan enjoys is building with Star Wars Legos.
Our next goal for the session was to capture some cross country portraits. I admire people who have the endurance to run distances. I'm sure that this training is helpful for baseball, too.
With Zan's sports portraits captured, we moved on down the street to his Grandparents' farm to complete the rest of his session. I feel like this is where Zan came to life. It was clear that he loves this place and everything associated with it. Zan also changed into an outfit more fitting for the location.
We started at the farm by showcasing Zan with is beloved tractor that has so much character. That farm just couldn't provide a more beautiful backdrop for this series of portraits. I just love all of these portraits so much!
Along with his love of tractors, Zan also loves the Ohio State Buckeyes. Steak is his favorite food. He likes country music and the movie Deadpool 2.
Our next goal for the session was to create some portraits to highlight Zan's dedication to 4-H and showing cattle. We made that happen with his gear and the cattle as a backdrop. The cattle were curious enough to come right up to the fence. I really appreciated that they were so cooperative for their portraits. I'm not sure if they realize that Zan's favorite meal is steak? LOL
Next year, Zan plans to attend Ohio State for an agricultural science degree. As he moves on from high school, he knows that he will miss seeing the people that he hangs out with in a regular basis. Nonetheless, he will be happy to leave physics in the rear view mirror.
We finished out the session with some casual shots around the farm. This farm is so beautiful and the fact that it means something to Zan makes these portraits so incredibly special.
Zan, I so appreciate you and that you trusted me with your senior portrait session! I admire all that you do and I am sure that you will find your home at Ohio State among the other Ag majors.