Meet Gabe. Class of 2012.
A senior at Alpena High School. Polite. Genuine. Happy. Love of the outdoors. Yep, that is Gabe.
When his mom set up his senior session with me she asked if taking pictures of him on his water board on the lake would be okay. I am always up for new things, new places and new photography challenges. So yes. 100% I wanted to take these pictures for Gabe.
And probably one of my favorite high school senior sessions I have done this year. We had luck on our sides this day for weather. Mid-September in Northern Michigan can be very unpredictable weather wise. In fact the next day it was cloudy and quite cooler.
But to have the chance to ride in a speed boat and photograph someone gliding and jumping through waves on their water board? Oh yes! How completely fun is that! Gabe made it look so easy. And I almost want to try this. Except I haven't ever water skied in my life! I think I am better off in the boat with my camera.
Gabe is a fun guy to be around. All smiles. In fact when I asked for some serious face moments, he could not do it. Which made us all laugh and him smile more!
I left this session smiling myself. Taking pictures like this remind me why I love what I do.