Sam is a bright and talented 2020 senior at Medfield High who has a passion for sports. He spent his Summer lifeguarding and it appears from the look of his epic images, he just might have a career in modeling!
Thanks to Sam and his parents for choosing me to photograph his senior portraits.
Dan Busler is a full service Boston-based professional Portrait, Live Performance and Event photographer with studios located in the historic Hogie Bear Building – Walpole MA. By the Artist, for the Artist. 781-352-4863 http://www.danbuslerphotography.com
I told Sam that I saw a CEO position in his future. There’s a certain quiet confidence in the way he looks at the camera … and that’s how we get these great images. But for now, he has to finish his Senior year of high school. The rest? We’ll have to wait to find out.
There are songs and stories and sonnets about why we do things in life – what drives us. To be candid, compliments are rarely the reason. I think that teachers will tell you that seeing a former student become successful is a huge reward and it validates the passion they have for teaching. For me – photography is my passion. I know that I shoot more looks than the seniors expect because I want to capture who they are and what they will become. – Confident, strong, flirty and funny.
Senior sessions capture a milestone in one’s life. Too often Parents and their Seniors see it as just another portrait session – when in reality it is a celebration of the journeys they have been on and the one they are still living.
In the blink of an eye, these Seniors will have children of their own and their lives will be dedicated to guiding their journeys. They will look back at this time – [senior year, dating, school work, school activities, graduation, leaving for college, etc] – and try to remember.
It’s a blur for them right now and the images from their senior session look just like “pictures” that were taken on that day – but one day, when things slow down a bit …. maybe they’ll be on the train, commuting to work or watching their child sleep in their crib and the images will be like gold.
Cam is the “Man with a Horn”. Music is a big part of his high school life, but it doesn’t define him.
I was looking forward to this session for a number of reasons. Of course because Cam would be bringing his trumpet and I knew that we could work that into some interesting images but also because we be doing some family portraits before his session.
The day of the session it was raining, but I knew that Cam’s Sister would be leaving to go back to college the next day, so we were going to do this session!
This meant that we’d be doing the “umbrella dance” for all of the location shots (“OK, hold the umbrellas over you until I’m ready … OK drop them! … snap!” ) … and even with my best intentions there are still a ton of shots with nice big water marks. Photoshop … on deck.
Cam has the best sense of humor, he was laughing most of the time, so I had to work hard for the serious poses. But when they worked, they really worked and we had an awesome session.