Congratulations Noah, on achieving your goal of getting into Stanford, not to mention all your accolades and awards for diving, and for your stellar academic achievement overall! You ought to be very proud of your accomplishments. I have photographed Noah and his 3 siblings since they were little tykes. I photographed his little sister, Olivia’s Bat Mitzvah last year (more on that in another post). During one of my visits to the Vigran’s home, I became overwhelmed with emotion when I saw my portraits taken over many years displayed prominently in their home. The entire family history was there on the walls. It hit me how fast time passes. Hannah, the oldest is away at college and Noah is next in line to leave the nest. I felt honored and privileged to have been there along the way for many of the milestones.
We decided to do Noah’s photo session at Smale Park, a very popular destination for portraits these days. Cincinnatians have on ongoing love affair with the Roebling suspension bridge and the Ohio River and we love having them in the background of our photos. Aside from those two landmarks, Smale Park has a wonderful variety of background elements to incorporate into a portrait. One thing Smale does not have a lot of is shade, which is why I recommend shooting there about 2 hours before the sun goes down. Noah brought 2 different blue shirts, one golf shirt and one long -sleeved blue checked shirt. He also brought and orange golf shirt and his Stanford shirt. We switched things up with Khaki shorts and jeans. I like to get enough variety during a session that we can make a keepsake album. I usually need between 25 and 35 shots to make a nice album. Noah did end up getting an album. Here are some of my favorite shots from our senior portrait photo shoot at Smale Park.