the rest of their gang

I blogged a while back with Eli's senior photos but failed to mention that I photographed his entire family that day. I don't think this post needs many words; the photos themselves reveal just how much fun these guys are.
not to be out-shined by the boys, I turned around to see this
Mark and his daughters, Jaeger and Keegan
Everett
Clayton
Mark and Kessina
You know, posed portraits have their value, but this is where the true story is captured:
yep.

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!