High school senior session | Joey S. | Linda Pederson Park | Weeki Wachee, FL. | F. W. Springstead High School A fishing themed shoot

So proud of this young man over here. I have been photographing him for several years and each year he has shown so much maturity and growth. Without getting all sappy about his accomplishments and how proud I am of him, I will just jump right into the session and tell you a bit about this one of a kind kid….well not so much of a kid anymore.

So this session was in the works for a looooong time. We had all these plans for this session. When I say we, I mean me and his mother. Joey was just along for the ride, and in his words “doing it for his mom.” We had all these ideas for marching band themed photos since Joey had been in the band for all 4 years of high school. But he had a love for fishing much stronger than his love for band.

So on the day of the session, he had to work! Yes, work! But he and I were so confident in what we can produce in a quick 20 minute session that he took his break, drove to the location, knocked the session out of the park, and drove right back to work! Doesn’t get any easier than that!

Let’s look at some of his photos.

So if you haven’t figured it out, Joey loves to fish. I think I might have mentioned that a few times already.

I actually had to remind him…”dude, you gotta go back to work, no more fishing!” He brought his custom fishing rod because he wanted to capture himself and his “reel” love of fishing.

We even had some time for a few cap and gown photos.

He will start college in the fall at Hillsborough Community College, where he plans on getting his degree in radiation therapy. He hopes to start a career as a therapist in big cities!

When I asked Joey if he had any worries entering the shoot, he replied with “My biggest worry would be that I wouldn’t be able to bring out who I was but Kim made it super easy to be who I am and not forced to do anything!! The senior photo shoot was absolutely amazing and I feel it really captured who I am.”

Thank you, Joey. As always I had a fun time photographing you. Next stop college and I can’t wait to see what you bring to this world.

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