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High-school Senior Portraits in Chicago | San Francisco Portrait Photographer

Since I haven’t blogged forever, I had a burst of ambition to share a recent urban session with a high-school senior while in Chicago. It is a different kind of session, one that I enjoyed with this young man against the city backdrop. When my photographer friend Dena hired me for these portraits there was that added pressure to deliver something amazing. In today’s increasingly photo-centric world, we have easy access to cameras and photographers which makes it difficult to invest in professional photography. It is not always inexpensive however great photography is worth its weight in gold. It is one of those lifetime investments that you won’t regret unless of course, the photographer and you aren’t a good match.

Also, I know from personal experience that it can be challenging for parents’ (even professionals) to photograph their own older kids. At this age, kids’ don’t necessarily want to be photographed however it is a lot easier to have them follow direction from someone other than their parents!

Here is what my friend Dena had to say, “Fun fact, I was a working photographer before I was a mother, so this was the FIRST time I hired
a photographer for my family. I even shoo’d away the in-hospital newborn ‘photographers’. As much as I have tortured my kids with my camera
over the years I promised each of them I would hire someone else for their high school senior portraits.”

Our session was walking and chatting… a fair amount as it was important to have a relaxed subject in front of my camera. These photographs are a combination of digital and film. The film images were photographed on a medium format Contax 645 with color and black and white film. If you are considering portraits please feel free to contact me through the website or at

dena robles - We keep coming back and looking at these! We both love them, it is all SO him. I am very partial to his smiley ones, as such a serious kid, nothing warms my heart more than his grin and laughter.

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