As a dedicated senior photographer, I had the pleasure of going along on a captivating journey with Alex Lim, a remarkable Class of 2022 high school senior. Throughout our sessions, we explored Alex’s passions, talents, and aspirations, working to capture the essence of his shining personality. Join me as I narrate the unforgettable moments that unfolded, illustrating his love for music, his passion for journalism, and his vibrant personality.
Alex was looking for something that showcased his passion for music as well as his electrifying personality. He wanted both an urban, colorful showcase for his personality as well as an intense, dramatic focus on his passion for music and singing.
Session One: Embracing Vibrant Joy and Laughter
Our first session took place in a colorful and creative art space in Durham. From the get go, it was clear that Alex was gifted with an incredible sense of humor and a natural ability to make others laugh. As a photographer, I strived to foster an environment where Alex’s vivacious personality could shine through. Together, we shared countless laughter-filled moments, unveiling his talent for comedy and his aspirations to become a writer for SNL. Each photograph captured his magnetic energy, revealing his outgoing nature and his ability to uplift those around him.
Session Two: A Musical Odyssey in the Studio
For the second session, we brought the party back to the studio, immersing ourselves in the world of music that resonates deeply with Alex. As a senior photographer, I aim to showcase diverse interests and talents of my seniors. Alex’s profound love for music became abundantly clear as he skillfully played guitar, pouring his heart into each note. Utilizing various lighting techniques, we were able to capture moments that reflected both the vibrant colors as well as the dramatic ambience, capturing the depth of his musical passion.
Continuing on the musical trend we moved to a warehouse where we brought Alex’s second instrument of choice, his piano, on the road with us. His drive for the art of music drove our inspiration for this session. There were both moments of dramatic emotion for the art as well as the electricity he brings to performing.
Unlocking An Enthusiasm for Journalism
Beyond his musical pursuits, Alex’s aspiration for journalism left an indelible mark on our sessions. Through our conversations and throughout our time together, it became evident that Alex possessed not only a curious mind but a strong desire to create change through his writing. These discussions added so much depth to our photographs, documenting his drive and ambition as he sets his sights on pursuing journalism in college. Beyond this he hopes to take his charming personality and journalism skills to the big leagues and eventually become a writer for SNL.
In my profession, I make it my goal to capture the unique essence of each senior, celebrating their passions, talents and aspirations. It was truly a privilege working with Alex, as we explored his lively spirit throughout our sessions. From the laughter-filled moments at the creative park in Durham, where his comedic flair shone through, to the introspective portraits in the studio, exhibiting his profound love for music, each photograph told different pieces of the incredible puzzle that is Alex’s brilliant personality.
As Alex continues on his collegiate journey, these senior portraits will serve as timeless reminders of the truly remarkable individual he was during his time in high school. It was truly wonderful to witness his dreams and passions in real time. As a senior photographer, I am grateful for the opportunity to encapsulate these precious moments in time in both portraits as well as a video. In doing so, ensuring that Alex’s youthful spirit will endure for years to come.