Senior Spotlight: Mr Ian; East High School, Iowa
It's that time of year again: Senior Spotlight Season!
Every year we recognize MGP Seniors and their accomplishments over their last year of high school!
Ian was actually my very last senior I worked with before winter hit this busy season and boy did we end the year on a bang! I typically do not work with many students from the Waterloo area, but if they're anything like this young fella (and his momma & aunt), bring them on! This last fall's busy season hung on for the longest in my photography career because of the nice weather. So shooting Ian's session late-November really was a breeze!
We started our day up in his neck of the woods (ok, city) and then ended back in the studio for some specialized lighting work. He even got in the "rain" set when it was 30*. What a CHAMP! Ian was more than willing to try anything I had asked him to, which from what I understand, has been pretty common for him growing up in front of his mom's and aunt's camera! And BONUS, he sang for us not once, but TWICE! The guy just gave the whole day his everything!
It really is fun meeting clients on their home turf and letting them show us around. There are so many hidden gems in the Waterloo area and thanks to their local insight, I have a few ideas going forward!
Every year I send a questionnaire to graduating seniors for them to fill out. Before we get going too far into his images, let's get to know Ian just a little more:
What are your major accomplishments your senior year? What are you most proud of: "I was on homecoming court and finished three fall sports seasons."
I know the year isn't quite over just yet; do you have any big plans to finish out the year? Is there something you are looking forward to before graduation?: "I will be running track in the spring, hoping to qualify for the state track meet and Drake Relays. I will also be playing baseball this summer."
Were you involved in any sports or extra curricular activities? If yes, please list them: "I ran track and cross country, played football, baseball, and travel volleyball."
What's your plan for this summer?: "Play baseball and do as many trips and fun things with friends as possible."
What does the future have in store for you? Have you already picked your school? If so, what major? (Or explain whatever future plans you have): "I’m planning on going to an undecided college to run track and get my undergrad in kinesiology before I eventually become a chiropractor."
Do you have any advice for your underclassmen?: "Have as much fun during high school as you can. Hang with friends, go to school events and dances, and try some different sports or clubs!"
What are your absolute favorite images/sets from your senior session?: "I really, really loved how the photos under the rain with the blue and purple lighting turned out! I also thought the pictures on the track turned out really cool too!"
Now, let's look back at some of our favorite portraits from his session!
I can't thank you all (Peggy, Stacey and Ian) enough for trusting this small-town photographer with your vision and having a blast together! You guys were a dream to work with and the perfect ending for my Class of 2022 senior season!
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