Eli :: Portland, Oregon Senior Portraits

Eli will graduate from MLC, my alumni, in June. Coincidentally, he lives in an apartment building  (now condos) where I spent much of my childhood. The teacher putting together the yearbook at MLC, Lewis, has been there since before I started nearly 30 years ago. MLC is not your average public school and Eli didn't want standard senior portraits. I won't risk sounding cheesy and call it kismet, but we were certainly a good pairing. He picked the spot, and I shot while dodging cyclists, and runners. We got heckled by a boat full of drunks. The sun shined. I'd call that a good way to spend an afternoon.
Yes, another session found me shooting through a bike. I don't think this will become my thing, I just happened to have back to back sessions with the request of incorporating a bike. Eli built this awesome Fuji Royale with his own two hands, and I felt it required some serious showcasing. I hesitated to post the photo here so shortly after the other, but I like this shot and I think he will too. 
Happy weekend!