The first time I photographed Jim was at a basketball game in Coeur d’Alene back in 2010. The defending state champion Priest River Spartans looking for strong competition were playing the Coeur d’Alene Vikings and during a stop in play I was taking photos of the Priest River fans from across the gym. One of the fans noticed I was taking photos, stood up and pointed at me, I took this photo.
The reason I remember this is the fact that it started something that continued through the rest of the season, at every game I would look for Jim and he would look for me so we could get yet another photo of him doing the “The Point”. We tried to mix it up every now and then and get a variety of “Point” shots.
Now a couple of years later I have had the privilege of taking Jim’s senior photos as well as some photos with his sisters, yes we had to sneak in a pointing shot.
Alright, enough pointing fingers let’s get on with some senior photos!
Right around sunset we were at a perfect spot and the sky was amazing. The next shots were all taken at the same spot only minutes apart, we simply turned different directions and were able to get very different looks.
I have had the opportunity to photograph Andrew a number of times this summer with more to come this fall. He is the starting center for the Sandpoint Bulldogs who I cover frequently for IdahoSports.com and he was also of the athletes that I photographed for the cover of the 2012 Football program, check out this link for those photos. I also had the pleasure of working with him on his senior photos. Here are some of the photos from our session.
Do you see the special guest in the next photo? I did not see it until I started editing this photo, but there is a hummingbird in the top left corner of this shot.
James, a Senior at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene recently joined up with me for his senior photos. He was particularly interested in some of the dramatic lighting that I do and I was more than happy to oblige. We started out making sure that we had a good selection of photos that pass the strict standards that Lake City has for their yearbook submissions and then using as many as 5 different lights we worked on some dramatically lit portraits of James in his full football uniform.