The Opera Singer

If you follow my work, you know I love senior athletes and musicians.  I have a real passion for creating amazing pieces for those interests and talents.  When I met this Neuqua Valley High School senior last year, he got to be my very first senior opera singer! I actually have had a second since him, but it was awesome to do something new and with such a talent!  He is currently at University of Indiana studying opera.  Of course, I made him serenade me in his beautiful tenor voice while I took pictures.  It was awesome.  And since I think an opera singing senior is pretty amazing, I wanted to create an image that was worthy of him.  I was very proud of creating this one, as I shot all of these sheets of music as he tossed them into the air and then created this masterpiece.  It did great in competition last year.



Then we did a bunch in studio of him in his performance tuxedo.  I think this is my favorite from that series (besides the above one).  It is so classic and sexy.

Plainfield senior photographer


Now, you’ve seen the above – the stoic and serious performer.  Now see that real guy – this happy, joyous boy with the megawatt smile.

Burr Ridge senior photographer


I love the light and airy colors in contrast with the dark and moody that we did in studio.  While both are parts of his personality, I think the smiling ones are really what people think of when they think of him.

Downers Grove senior photographer


But, he could knock out a moody look outside, as well. LOL   I love the brick and edgy scene paired with a simple jeans and T-shirt.

Chicago senior photographer


This kid is now almost done with his freshman year in college. I hate that I am so far behind in my blogging!  But I will always remember this Naperville senior for being my first opera singer, but also just being awesome.  I hope I get to see him perform someday on a big stage.

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