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My High School Portrait Experience

I remember looking forward to my high school senior photo shoot. I was going to one of the only two photography studios in town. My appointment was probably on the same day as someone else in my class as they just cranked out senior after senior all summer and fall long. When the time came for everyone to trade wallets, I saw that nearly everyone had similar looking portraits! I remember thinking, "Oh, you sat on that same stool that I used in my shots." or "Hey, that's the same 'corner' of the room where I posed". Disappointed that my senior portrait hardly stood out from the rest of the pack, I ventured to do something about it. I set up my own film camera in my own front yard, dressed up in a traditional chinese qipao, set the camera on a tripod and photographed myself using the camera's timer. After spending hundreds of dollars on studio shots, this was the one that I represented me, in the comfort of my own home. This was the senior photo that I chose to give to friends and teachers as a lasting memory of who I was that year.


My Senior Self Portrait

<h3>My High School Portrait Experience</h3>
<p>I remember looking forward to my high school senior photo shoot. I was going to one of the only two photography studios in town. My appointment was probably on the same day as someone else in my class as they just cranked out senior after senior all summer and fall long. When the time came for everyone to trade wallets, I saw that nearly everyone had similar looking portraits! I remember thinking, "Oh, you sat on that same stool that I used in my shots." or "Hey, that's the same 'corner' of the room where I posed". Disappointed that my senior portrait hardly stood out from the rest of the pack, I ventured to do something about it. I set up my own film camera in my own front yard, dressed up in a traditional chinese qipao, set the camera on a tripod and photographed myself using the camera's timer.  After spending hundreds of dollars on studio shots, this was the one that I represented me, in the comfort of my own home. This was the senior photo that I chose to give to friends and teachers as a lasting memory of who I was that year.</p>

<h3>Your Senior Portrait Experience</h3>
<p>Your senior portrait experience will be unlike any photo shoot you've ever had. Your portraits will be unique because no one photoshoot that I do is ever the same. The environment is usually totally different from shoot to shoot. The props that your bring are yours alone and represent who you are. I encourage seniors to choose outfits that make them feel good about themselves. Taking all these variables into consideration, I work with you to create at least one image, that one shot that I venture to describe as "iconic" because in it, much of who you are is embodied in that one shot. My promise to you is that our time together will be well spent. The photos we take will make you happy and when you look at them in the years to come you'll say, "This is who I was when I was a senior in highschool and it was a good time of my life."</p>

Your Senior Portrait Experience

Your Senior Portrait Experience   Your senior portrait experience will be unlike any photo shoot you've ever had. Your portraits will be unique because no one photoshoot that I do is ever the same. The environment is usually totally different from shoot to shoot. The props that your bring are yours alone and represent who you are. I encourage seniors to choose outfits that make them feel good about themselves. Taking all these variables into consideration, I work with you to create at least one image, that one shot that I venture to describe as "iconic" because in it, much of who you are is embodied in that one shot. My promise to you is that our time together will be well spent. The photos we take will make you happy and when you look at them in the years to come you'll say, "This is who I was when I was a senior in high school and it was a good time of my life."


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