John, the senior. Eleven years my junior and now he is a senior. Try as I might, I've failed to convince him to move to College Station and live by his photographer sister and go to A&M!
The husband reminds me that I just want him to be happy. And he is right. So what makes John happy?
This kid and his glove and his baseball. Together, they form a trifecta. He has played since t-ball, year one. I supposed that since his dream is to play college ball, I can fully support him wherever he chooses to go to college. I genuinely do. And, I pray that he finds a place where he can play ball and get in great community and grow in his faith as well.
For kicks, I asked John to show off a bit of strength. He is a bit of a P90x buff and likes to take pictures of himself doing one armed pushups on exercise balls and things like that. So, I was quite surprised when he couldn't think of anything he wanted to do for me as a show of his strength. He has worked incredibly hard and with such diligence to get in shape so I pressed him a bit. Finally, he agreed! I am SO glad he chose this crazy yoga pose. I too have done this same pose before. Unlike John, however, my pose ended in a face plant! His pose ended as gracefully as it began. That's fortunate for him, since he was up on the side of a wall when he attempted it!
All the locations we went to for this senior photography session were picked out by John. It's important for my seniors to pick places that have meaning to them. John has spent many days on the field, hiking the off beaten path and being active. I find that being photographed is much more relaxed and natural when my clients are in their element.