I grew up in a small town in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was called Beaver. But before you laugh too hard, the surrounding towns had names like Raccoon, Moon, Mars, Blackhawk, Big Beaver, Freedom, and Cranberry. No kidding! Growing up I didn't think it unusual but when I went to college in Chicago and folks snickered at the name of my hometown, I converted to telling people I'm from Pittsburgh, PA. Now that I've settled in California, when asked I just say I'm from the "east coast" because anything east of the Mississippi is "east coast" to folks out here.
Why do you I tell you all this and what's it got to do with senior portraits? On one hand it's got everything to do with senior portraits, because who you are today is so much determined by the environment that you grew up it. My style of doing senior portraits is to take you out of the traditional studio and shoot you in your hometown, around campus of your high school, the local park or beach, or dance studio or sports field that you grew up playing on. Basically, I meet you in your environment and we have fun creating images that feature you in the places that mean the most to you. Sometimes it's even just in your backyard or in your home. On the other hand, telling you about my hometown has nothing to do with your senior portraits. It'll just be something you can laugh about and that will make a good photo.