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Byron | Class of 2018

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April 30, 2018

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Mobile Christian Senior Portrait Photography

Both of my grandfathers were very special to me. I always felt so lucky that I grew up living in the same town as they did. Pop, my paternal grandfather, was known for his harsh-sounding Boston accent, but his bark was worse than his bite. At heart, he was a total softie. He taught me to have a sense of humor and to know when to dish it out and when to take it. Gramps, my maternal grandfather, was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was a quiet and somewhat shy man, but if you started a conversation about music he could talk all day long. Both Pop and Gramps had hearts of gold and will always hold a special place in my heart. When Byron’s mom told me that her son’s one request for his senior portrait session was to have his grandfather come along for a portrait or two, I happily said yes because it reminded me of the close relationship I shared with my grandfathers.

Like his granddad, Byron has a love of music. He is captain of the Marching Band at Mobile Christian School and serves as a sound engineer at his church. His grandad is the music minister there. I was so excited that Byron brought along his saxophone because music is such a part of his life. It’s also perfect for his senior portraits because he will be attending Faulkner Christian University in Montgomery next fall where he’ll also be playing in the Marching Band!

Bryon also brought his car to his session! The shots where we incorporated his car turned out to be some of my favorites. Guys and cars…it’s just a must-have for the senior portrait experience. His mom even helped me out on a few of those shots to make sure we weren’t getting too much flare. Thank you for the assist in blocking a bit of sunlight, Ashley!

I feel like I’m always saying I have so many favorites from a session, but I really, really do! Enjoy this preview of Byron’s session!

I love the special connection between Byron and his grandfather. It was so special to get to capture some portraits of them together.

This shot would not have happened if Byron’s mom hadn’t mentioned she liked silhouettes. I usually take silhouette photos when the sun is higher in the sky. You need that contrast from the harsher light. It was nearly the end of the session when we started talking about silhouettes. I told Byron I wasn’t sure if it would work out due to how close it was to sunset. BUT I wasn’t going to give up without trying really hard to get one. Fortunately, it is baseball season and Spring Hill had a game the night of this shoot. As we walked around to the back of the administration building and I saw the field lights, I KNEW we had an awesome opportunity to get that shot that Byron and his mom wanted. I just love that extra bit of interest the stadium lights brought to this shot. It not only turned out to be one of my favorites of the whole shoot, it is one of my favorite shots from any senior session I’ve ever done!

I love photographing high school seniors! Contact me for more information on the senior portrait experience!

  1. Ashley says:

    Elizabeth, you did an outstanding job of capturing my son and my dad! I am filled with so much emotion! You truly are the best! This entire experience, for myself, Byron and my Dad has been a pleasure! You made what can feel like a chore; effortless & enjoyable! We know boys don’t look like getting their picture taken. But, Byron had a great time and is elated over the outcome! You gave us a memory that we will enjoy for many years to come! I love the blog too! That is like icing on the cake! This certainly was a “Keepsake” session! Thanks again! πŸ™‚

  2. Byron Cudworth says:

    Loved the pictures and the session itself! You are a joy to talk too! Thanks so much for the pictures!

  3. Shane says:

    These are absolutely amazing pics. I loved the silhouette shot, but my favorite is the b/w photo of Byron sitting between the columns.

  4. Nichcota says:

    My very handsome Cousin! #proud

  5. Patrick Nichols says:

    Absolutely love all the photos, but really am impressed with the picture of Byron by the car with the setting sun light bouncing off his right side and the one with “Gramps”. Great work and super professional!!

  6. Joanie says:

    The picture’s are amazing. Byron looks so handsome and I love the picture with uncle Jim!!

  7. Joanie says:

    The picture’s are amazing. Byron looks so handsome and I love the picture with uncle Jim.

  8. Morri Finley says:

    I love all the pictures. I loved what you wrote also.
    I have known Byron since he was a young child. It is hard to believe he is graduating. I am so glad you did the picture of him and Jim. Jim is an amazing man. Byron will treasure this picture always.

  9. Roger says:

    These are really good pictures, you are very talented.

  10. Belynda Killebrew Brock says:

    Great pictures I can’t believe how much Byron has grown

  11. Selena Isler says:

    Absolutely love all the pictures. You did an amazing job. Byron looked so handsome !This photo shoot is priceless. Also love the article you wrote about Byron and his sweet mother Ashley

  12. G'dad Jim says:

    Ashley. it was A Blessing to share the Picture Session with Byron! Thank You My Daughter for including Byron and I together in that we may share a moment of His going forward as The Lord Leads! Love You All!

  13. G'dad Jim says:

    Ashley, it was a Blessing to share the Picture Session with Byron! Thank You My Daughter for including Byron and I together, in that we may share a moment of His going forward, as The Lord Leads! Love You ALL!

  14. Anna Cannington says:

    Nice pictures and Congratulations!

  15. Carla says:

    Great pictures….hard to pick a favorite!

  16. What a wonderful collection of senior portraits! You did such an amazing job capturing all of his favorites. I love all of them, especially under the oaks and the silhouette. Of course Byron and Uncle Jim too! Thank you for sharing!πŸ’™

  17. Janet Nichols says:

    Elizabeth, we are truly blessed for you taking Byron’s Senior Pictures. God has given you a great talent. The pictures are amazing and I will be forever grateful to you.

  18. Katie Ward says:

    Great photos! He will cherish these for the rest of his life.

  19. Tara says:

    Great Pictures!

  20. miranda says:

    These are amazing pictures! Beautiful work!!!

  21. Jennifer says:

    Love! You were really able to capture his story through your photography.

  22. Holly says:

    These pictures are great! Love the silhouette shot!

  23. Diane Burch says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Byron is a wonderful young man and I have enjoyed the privilege of watching him grow up. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Byron.

  24. […] a client comes back to me for a session in celebration of another milestone. Back in 2018 I took high school senior portraits of Byron. At that time he was getting set to go off to college. Fast forward four years later (how has it […]

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