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Will N knew that he wanted Cary Senior Pictures Outdoors.  His mom had worked with us before, and they got in touch in the early Spring of his junior year to get scheduled.

During the planning meeting at the studio, Will and his mom described their sentimental attachment to and fond memories of the 100 year old family log cabin and surrounding property in eastern North Carolina.  The family has spent much time together there.  In fact, Will was planning to live in the cabin for part of the summer to complete an internship nearby.  There was no question that this was the perfect spot for Will’s Cary Senior Pictures Outdoors.




The shoot was early June and it was already one of the hottest days of the year.  The family property is beautifully wooded and on the banks of a river.  The My Friend Teresa Studios team was warned to watch for snakes.  Thankfully none were seen!

Will looked right at home in the outdoors, driving the ATV or looking out over the river.  Our assistant (also named Will) loved the ATV ride! Justin got some amazing drone shots flying up the river, with close up views of the cabin.  As the sun set, Will posed on the cabin steps.  The cabin lights were warm and inviting; a perfect symbol of the warm homey feelings the family has for this spot.  The team was thrilled with the session and couldn’t wait to put together the video and portrait proofs at the studio.

About six weeks later, Will and his parents returned to the studio for the big reveal!  The behind-the-scenes video featured the drone shots of the river and cabin.  The slide show provided a quick view of all of the portrait proofs.  And the gallery wall gave them the opportunity to see it all at one time.

Will chose his yearbook portraits.  His parents chose framed wall art, and together they chose about 25 images for a beautiful leather album.  They loved all of the portraits, so they chose the digital files and the included video.

No one imagined that only about 2 months later, a hurricane would cause the river to rise and the 100 year old cabin would be flooded and severely damaged.  The family are grateful to have the photos and video, and the wonderful memories that capture Will’s Cary Senior Pictures Outdoors.