In 2018, Lake Norman High School’s head football coach, Rob McNeely, left LNHS and took over as head coach at Fort Mill High School in South Carolina. He took some of his assistants along with him. And he also took me with him!
Celebrating the senior athletes of the class of 2021, here are some samples of just a few of the banners we have done so far for this school year. And we’re just getting started!
Senior Photos December – I continued to have some amazing senior sessions through the entire month of December. New schools. New locations. And lots of familiar faces, too, including Brady from Cox Mill who I have know since before he was born!
I know that all of the togetherness has been difficult, at times, for everyone. But as we went through November and the yearly rush for new family photos, the stories from the families we photographed were incredible.
Senior Photos November – Getting to know the class of 2021 and seeing how they are all pushing through this mania – each in their own way – is really inspiring.
Family Photos October – The holiday rush came early this year! I’m not sure if it was because people were home more than normal or if they just wanted to hurry up and get 2020 behind us!
I love this time of the year (even though it normally happens at a different point on the calendar). Coaches and athletes are excited to get their season going. The new uniforms are arriving. Practices are beginning. And that means LKN Images is ramping up our sports photo shoots.
As crazy as the world is, something seemed to click as the calendar turned to September. And as the weather started to cool (at least a little bit), LKN Images got into the heat of high school senior sessions.
Ah… July! Family get-togethers. Vacations. Barbecues. Oh… that’s right… this is 2020! So much for all that! ? But as people started to get out more, I was able to capture some great families in July – including family reunions and a Mooresville Lakeside Living shoot at Lakeside Stables.
House Calls. We bring the shoot to you. Your home becomes the setting; you don’t have to go anywhere. We bring all of our gear and set up in multiple locations around your yard to get a lot of variety. In between shots, people can retreat to the air conditioning or shade.
I have taken photos of hundreds of seniors. And one thing always rings true… No matter where we do the shoot, the moment we arrive, the first outfit goes on, the camera comes out and the flash goes off for the first time… the photo session is totally yours. You are the star of the show.
For me, the entire coronavirus quarantine – plus some time before and after – was defined by The Front Steps Project. It consumed our time and energy for nearly 3 months. It taught us things that we never imagined – personally and professionally.
As a photographer social distancing was always a factor in my work. I’m usually 15-20 feet (or more) back from whoever I’m photographing. I guess I was a social distancing trend-setter and didn’t even know it!