This is probably a first in my business: photographing a senior the day his dad gets married. What an opportunity! Barrin is a senior at Johnston, plays hockey with Dowling Catholic HS and his dad just happens to be (now) married to a college friend of mine that you've seen on the blog before. Who needs 6-degrees of separation? We're running about two lately. :) We started our early morning session at the hockey rink where Barrin has played so many times. Thankfully, the cold ice didn't hinder my gear from working-though things fogged up once we stepped outside!

Barrin plays defense so he "skates backwards a lot" as he explained to me. Another great spot for his photos was actually the penalty box. This is the main reason I love doing senior shoots-I always learn something new and get to shoot something new. What a fun challenge!

After changing out of his gear and my gear clearing out of the fog, we stepped out to a partly cloudy morning and did a few just outside the hockey rink, beyond it's parking lot. We had just enough time between rain storms to knock out some more downtown too, so we made a dash for it!

The rain clouds were holding off just a liiiiiiitle bit longer so we did one last change and Barrin broke out his suit he'd be wearing later that day for his dad's wedding.

Barrin + Ben: Thank you so much for daring to do this session on such a big day! I'm honored to have documented both momentous occasions for your family. Best wishes as you complete your senior year and navigate the decisions beyond!



PS You can view the rest of our time together HERE.