We moved to Charlotte, NC for  Palmer’s job as a youth pastor. Our focus with the kids in the youth group has been on presenting the gospel and being approachable as mentors/friends, but at the same time some of them are seniors and they know that we are photographers.

Ryan, a senior in our youth group, is a drummer and a volunteer extraordinaire, so I was super pleased when his family asked us to shoot their senior portraits. What I did not know at the time was that it would be out on this gorgeous piece of land above the city. Living in the city these days, we often forget that going out to the country and the woods feels a little like going home. For this shoot, it was a little rainy, but it was also a warmer day and the clearest day of that month. What more can you ask for in December!

Portrait of a senior in a field in North Carolina.
Portrait of a smiling senior with his drum set.
Smiling senior portrait as he walks.
Portrait of a senior by his drum set.