A Look Back at the Class of 2023

I had the privilege of photographing seven talented and eager graduating seniors in 2023, one of which was graduating from college.  As I advertise my photography to seniors, I don't restrict my services to just high school graduates.  I enjoy photographing college seniors as well.  There’s  just something particularly exciting about celebrating the end of a person’s formal education as they enter their chosen career path.

college senior stands among rose bushes at Hollis Gardens in Lakeland, Florida
college senior stands with cap and gown in front of the Loggia at Lake Mirror in Lakeland, Florida

As an extra perk to some of my sessions, I also had the opportunity to add the whole family into the session.  I know these families will cherish having these memories captured for years to come.

Family of five sit on a tree branch at MacKay Gardens in Lake Alfred, Florida
Graduating senior girl stands next to a flowering yellow tree at MacKay Gardens in Lake Alfred, Florida
Family of five stand in the breezeway at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida
graduating senior boy squats under a gazebo at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes hotel in Orlando, Florida

My sessions this year included a variety of backdrops.  Several chose Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland as their location of choice.

graduation senior girl stands on the boardwalk at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida
graduating senior boy sits on the grass against an out building at circle b bar reserve in Lakeland, Florida

These students preferred a more casual rural experience.  For those clients looking for a more urban aesthetic, we visited Lake Mirror and Hollis Gardens in Lakeland, as well as Downtown Winter Haven.

graduating senior girl stands against a mural in downtown Winter Haven, Florida
graduation senior girl stands against the fountain at Hollis Gardens in Lakeland, Florida

Some other locations we utilized for sessions were MacKay Gardens and Lakeside Preserve in Lake Alfred and the Barn on Heartland Farm Polk City.  

graduating senior girl stands in front of an antique green pickup truck at the Barn on Heartland Farm in Polk City, FL

I have many location options for senior photography sessions, but I do welcome suggestions from my clients for other locations.  I’m always up for a new adventure!

My goal with every senior session is to capture each teen’s unique individual personality.  I encourage my clients to bring props or different outfits that celebrate who they are and what extracurricular activities they’ve enjoyed while in high school.  

I want to express my gratitude to the seniors and families of the Class of 2023 for trusting me to document this important milestone. Your support and trust mean the world to me.

If you are a graduating senior, or a parent of a graduating senior, I invite you to choose me to capture some beautiful images to commemorate this very important milestone in your life.    

Feel free to view my blog post all about planning for your senior session.  You can access that post here.  I would love for you to reach out to discuss your ideas for your dream senior portrait session.   Contact me today and let’s get your session booked!! I can't wait to be a part of your journey!