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We got to know Ryan and her family a few years ago when we did family portraits them, so we were excited to create amazing senior portraits Cary for Ryan (Cary Academy, Class of 2021).

Senior Portraits Cary:  Bohemian and Spontaneous

We met with Ryan and her mom to plan her Senior Portraits Cary.  We learned that Ryan loves softball and swimming.  She has a large group of friends and loves random and spontaneous adventures with them.  She is also very family focused.

For her senior portrait session, Ryan definitely wanted natural light, wildflowers and a Bohemian theme.  She wanted to include softball, but not as a focus.  We learned that one of our favorite locations is also near her home and one of her favorites as well, so we were set for a fun and creative Senior Portraits Cary session.

We scheduled Ryan’s session for the summer before her senior year (to meet her yearbook deadline requirements), and a few weeks before her first session we consulted with her about outfits for the session.

On her session date, we met Ryan at our studio in downtown Cary.  Ryan’s original session date was bumped because of a broken wrist and surgery so, we re-scheduled.  During her session she still had a cast on, but could take it off, so we posed around that. We photographed is a private garden with a greenhouse that looks amazing in the evening sun and was especially beautiful with the wildflowers we brought with us.

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Then we were off to a favorite spot near her house – where old barns and big flies dot the landscape and make everything feel turn of the century.  Lot of jokes were made about snakes, but it was the bumble bees that had Ryan crossing her eyes and cute stray kittens that caught her attention.

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On a second session date, we met Ryan in downtown Raleigh.  An abandoned mail truck and a Coca Cola mural provided memories of growing up in Raleigh for Ryan’s mom.  The Coca Cola mural was right across the street from her grandmother’s home, so we took a few portraits on the steps.

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Check out the behind-the-scenes video of Ryan’s session:


Ryan and her family returned to the studio a few weeks later to watch the behind-the-scenes video and a slideshow of all her portraits.  Ryan chose her yearbook images.  The family loved the flexibility of digital files and chose the full collection to keep and share.

We loved working with Ryan and her family again!

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