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High School senior guys are a bit different than senior ladies. The excitement factor is definitely not as high going into or during the session. And the preparation of outfits and locations isn’t as high of a priority to these young men. However, that doesn’t mean the importance factor isn’t there. Senior photos are, to me, kind of a right of passage. Most kids this age do have their photographs taken so they are able to look back on this crazy, fun, sometime awkward part of their lives when they are older. I can still remember getting my senior photos taken (which was only a few short years ago….wink, wink!) Yet, most times, especially for the guys they are up to the task for one reason…They love their mamas! And I’ll take that anytime! Ethan, a senior at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois is no exception. He is very pleasant, kind, and tough, which was apparent as we dealt with some chilly weather during his session. Yet, he never once complained.
We started at the Titan football field, where Ethan was so very comfortable as he plays a key role as a lineman on the team. He sported his Titan red and white and we wandered about the field, bleachers, and down by the end zone to capture his true spirit, dedication, and resilience as an athlete. As a Glenwood graduate, it was fun to sort of relive the memories of the energy, cheering, and excitement our high school football team brought to our school. Even though when I attended it was on a different stadium, at the old school site, and with another mascot (and I’m not telling you how many years ago that was) the joy and enthusiasm Ethan still has for the game and the pride of his school is the same.
We finished up at Lincoln Memorial Gardens, where we could get some more natural and outdoorsy shots of Ethan. He is so charming with a wonderful smile and I think that really came through at this location. We made quick work as we moved along the wood chipped paths from bridges, to benches, and down by the lake since a few storm clouds were rolling in. Ethan and I chatted about his future plans as he is currently still considering his options of schools, but expressed interest in becoming a chiropractor. I’m sure whatever he decides to do he will excel and be very successful. Good Luck in the remainder of the year with school and with football (They are in the playoffs! Go Titans!)