Meet Ryan.

Ryan, his mother Tana and I met up a couple weeks ago to snag some senior pictures of this Southlake Carroll senior.

Now, there are several reasons I was particularly excited about this shoot: 1) Tana was referred to me by a very dear couple to my photography (and regular) heart, Jillian and Jonas and 2) this was my first shoot using my new camera!! Double win.

Now Ryan certainly had me fooled — I thought Ryan was a natural in front of the camera but Tana kept telling him to relax and give me a real smile. Mother knows best.

Ryan is the pitcher for the Southlake Caroll high school baseball team, so we obviously needed to work that into the shoot with a few shots of his letter jacket and trusty baseball hat.

Now, I’m going to be honest with you, Ryan did NOT want to take pictures wearing his hat. But his mother wanted him to. So he did — AND he smiled while doing it.

‘Atta boy, Ryan. Any respectable man ought to care what his momma wants.

We finished up the shoot with one last shirt switch and some wonnnnnnnnderful light shining through some slats.

Ryan and Tana, I had such an enjoyable afternoon with y’all! Happy graduation, Ryan! I wish you the very best.


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