It seems like many times guys are hesitant about portrait sessions, especially portrait sessions that are strictly about them. I think Michael might have been at first, too. However, his images show that it didn't take long for him to get comfortable for his Senior Portraits, and have fun! The key is to let guys stay masculine looking, and allow them to get comfortable in front of the camera. It's was great having Dad there as well to tell a few jokes.
We met in Manassas, Virginia at Manassas Battlefield Park. So we were surrounded by history and lots of canons. The park made a beautiful backdrop for his portraits. There are several fields with tall grass, old structures, and hills in the park.
It was also great watching him interact with his dog. You can tell that they have a close relationship.
Michael is truly a talented and a gifted young man and has offered many of his skills in playing several sports.