Senior Portraits for Jonathan – Katy Houston Photographer

Jonathan was my very last senior from the class of 2016, and I absolutely loved everything about his session.

2016-08-16_0019

He’s already up and left town for Texas A&M, and I’m getting reports that he is absolutely in his element  training as a Freshman with the Corps of Cadets.  It’s hard work, military style, but he’s been preparing for this type of activity for a long long time. He is one young man who will do just fine  wherever he goes.  College life can be difficult, but Jonathan is an overcomer. He’s beaten obstacles that no one would want to face, and he’s come through like a champ.

The way Jonathan came to my studio is a fun  backstory.  I first met him back in 2013 when he was just a sophomore in high school. The all around fantastic athlete had been seriously injured playing football and had  to leave the sport behind. Still, he was able to return to baseball after extensive rehabilitation treatment with Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Institute.  His story  was worth retelling for other athletes who needed to be aware of concussion issuesand  who also needed to know that treatment and hope are available.  He was featured in an article published in VYPE Magazine.

I went to meet him at Cinco Ranch High School to photograph him for the headline banner.  The night we shot, I got to meet him, his parents, and his  adorable little sister. We all  had a great time visiting that evening on the baseball field and somehow I knew I would see them all again.

Here’s the article!

2016-08-16_0002

Time passed and sure enough, we reconnected.

Senior portraits? You bet!   I’m your photographer!   Let’s DO THIS!

Jonathan is one of those guys who can truly be called an All American.  He’s an honor student with a great penchant for leadership.

The diving mask and flippers?   Oh, yeah… those are not just for decoration. He knows how to use ‘em, and he will very likely one day save lives as a Navy Seal.

2016-08-16_0012 2016-08-16_0013

2016-08-16_0018

Although his earlier injuries kept him off the football field throughout his high school career, there was no keeping away from baseball.

He was also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and  One of his prized  possessions is a custom baseball bat, hand-crafted by one of his friends and mentors.

2016-08-16_0016

He has dreamed since he was a little boy about becoming an astronaut  … and he probably will.

But for now, he’s going to buckle down and study — and do all the other things that Aggie Corps members do.

2016-08-16_0017 2016-08-16_0014

Best of luck to you, Jonathan.  Enjoy your time at college and get ready to make your mark on this universe. You’ve definitely  got “The Right Stuff.”

astronautweb

It hurts my feelings just a little bit to say it, but I will. — Just for you.

“Gig ‘Em.”

Senior Portraits for Ashton – Katy Houston Photographer

Where in the world do I begin today?  I don’t EVEN  know where to start — so I’m just uploading Ashton’s senior portraits to this blog machine, and we will see how they land…

Be sure you linger here a little while today and get to know this brilliant beauty.  You’ll be amazed. 2016-06-13_0024

2016-06-13_0033 2016-06-13_0031 2016-06-13_0026

Ashton is a 2016 graduate of Cinco Ranch High School here in Katy.  She’s been active in track and field — and she’s got the ribbons and medals to show for it.

2016-06-13_0025

2016-06-13_0032

But there’s definitely a “pretty” side to her as well.  We loved playing around with her track shoes and her heels to show these different facets of her style and personality.

2016-06-13_0028

Oh, and did we tell you she’s smart.  Like . . . ummm. . . very smart.  She graduated with Distinguished Honors and is heading to Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she will study Biology/Pre-Med.

2016-06-13_0029 2016-06-13_0030

2016-06-13_0027

Senior Portraits for Trey – Katy Houston Photographer

Photographing senior guys is one of my favorite things ever.

This is Trey. I’ve been looking forward to working with him for the last two years — ever since photographing his older brother.

2016-06-14_0001

Trey graduated this spring from James E. Taylor High School in Katy, and he played percussion in the JETBand.

He gets from one place to another in this glorious red BMW.  I absolutely love it when my seniors plan their sessions to include special items like vehicles and musical instruments.

 
2016-06-14_0002

That red Beamer will be right at home this fall at The University of Houston where official campus colors are red and white.  That’s where Trey will be studying Electrical Engineering.

2016-06-14_0003

Face it.  It’s not unusual for guys to be less enthusiastic about their portraits than their parents are. After all, they have places to go and things to do.  Still, they participate because they know how much it means to mom and dad.

At the end of the day, though, they always say that it was not as bad as they thought it could be, and they’ll even admit that they had a pretty good time.

If you know an incoming senior guy who is not totally enthusiastic about creating his senior portraits but who knows that it is an important milestone, bring him to my studio.

I promise NO CHEESY SAPPY STUFF.  Just a fun hour or two and a book full of fantastic personality-driven images to enjoy for years to come.
2016-06-14_0004

Congratulations on your graduation, Trey.  Thank you for keeping SPCcreative Photography Senior Portraits as your family graduation tradition.

Senior Portraits for Miles – Katy Houston Photographer

 I’m feeling a little bit verklempt as I post Miles’ senior portraits to share with you.

He is the third and final senior that I get to photograph for the Travis Family, and I”m going to miss them.

 “sniff sniff”

2016-06-13_0016

I got to know their mom through the band at Taylor High school, and it  all started when she trusted me to photograph her oldest son, Cole back in 2011.

We must’ve done something right because she came back again with sister, Shana in 2014.

Because I know that people have a choice when selecting a senior photographer, I never take a returning family for granted.  In fact, I CELEBRATE them.

History aside, THIS is Miles’ year.

2016-06-13_0017 2016-06-13_0018

2016-06-13_0019 2016-06-13_0020

Three guesses where he’s heading to school this fall.  Ain’t Texas.

2016-06-13_0022 2016-06-13_00232016-06-13_0021

Senior Portraits for Allison – Katy Houston Photographer

Oh, Allison!  Your Senior portriats are ….. well . . . I have no words.  Just enjoy them in all their gorgeousness!

Hair and makeup in studio by Cynthia Velderrain. 

2016-06-13_0015

Sweet… Gorgeous … Smart … Shy  . . .  Lovely girl.  What a great senior year this has been!

2016-06-13_0008

Allison is a 2016 graduate of Faith West Academy where she served as class president and head cheerleader.

2016-06-13_0009 2016-06-13_0010

Allison with her softly sophisticated style is heading to Texas A&M this fall where she has been accepted to the Business Honors Program.

2016-06-13_0011

We had a great time together in our studio. I’m so glad I got to work with her.

2016-06-13_0012 2016-06-13_0013 2016-06-13_0014

Senior Portraits for Colby – Katy Houston Photographer

 The high school letterman – a lasting and iconic  symbol of teenage accomplishment.

Go to any city, and find the kids in letter jackets.  They are the movers and shakers. They are our future leaders.

Stands to reason that the letter jacket should become an important part of a senior’s portrait session.  It certainly was for Colby, Class of 2016.
2016-06-13_0001 2016-06-13_0002 2016-06-13_0003

Colby just graduated from Katy cinco Ranch High School where he lettered in football. He also enjoys playing club rugby.

2016-06-13_0004

Colby is heading to Baylor this fall to continue his studis.

2016-06-13_0005 2016-06-13_0006

I see a bright future in those piercing brown eyes.  Congratulations on your high school graduation, Colby.

2016-06-13_0007

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Facebook