Ryan is the second Clark brother that I have taken senior photos for. You may remember his brother’s session here. Ryan is a laugh-a-minute, fun-loving athlete and jokester. When he’s not on the field or mat, he’s hanging out with his large group of friends and even hitting the books.
It is always a challenge to document each sibling differently and make their senior portrait session completely one-of-a-kind. We stayed in Stewartville, but opted away from the football field in exchange for Bear Cave Park. The backdrop was perfect for this nature-loving guy. I was able to photograph elements of his sports and still give them an edgy feel. Shooting in the woods and water was a welcome break as we picked one of the hottest August days for his session. It was around 90 degrees, even in the evening. As we waited for the sun to drop in the sky and things to cool down a bit, we drove over to the varsity baseball field at the high school and hung out for a bit. Ryan informed me that he was amped up to be heading back to Texas, where his family originally moved to Minnesota from, after his senior year. Ryan is a strong scholar and plans on majoring in Business at TCU. We were able to capture some epic shots on the ball field before calling it quits so he could watch the Vikings game 🙂
We opted for a winter season portrait session to capture his love for wrestling. After practice one night, we jumped into the wrestling room for some banter and photos with a few of his teammates. Then we focused in on documenting his last season in the room and on the mat. It’s definitely a bittersweet moment for seniors. You want to embrace the smells, memories, feels, victories, defeats and camaraderie with your teammates. You are also looking forward to just being done 🙂
Nicole Mathison Photography specializes in custom portraiture of newborns and high school seniors in Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Rochester, Byron, Spring Valley, Kasson, Chatfield, Hayfield, Plainview, St. Charles and Pine Island.