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Emma and her horses senior portrait session (Dayton senior portrait photographer)

Emma is a lovely girl who shows horses in 4H and other venues as well. She has been an equestrian for some time and Lynn, her mom, showed me a portrait they had from when she first started with one horse. Could I get a similar portrait of her now with the same horse?

It was not difficult at all to get some really nice pictures with this very photogenic horse and rider.


Here are some of the other horse portraits we took along with some we did with her alone at one of the Dayton area metro parks.






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Gorgeous Senior Portrait Keepsake Album

Dana is a lovely girl that I photographed in the fall

senior portrait with horse  Dana by old farm equipment at historic Carriage Hill Farm  full length pose with horse

 After talking with her mom, we decided to create an album

I am working with a graphic designer to custom design each album and the albums are leather-bound with photographic pages. This is not a press printed product with the standard book pages, but each page is printed photographically onto photographic paper. I also go ahead with additional things like full color correction on every image.


I have one sample album from another senior, but I will also be ordering a studio sample of this album to show people. Dana’s mom reminded me that I had pictures of Dan riding her horse at a local horse show last year. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to include some of those in the design of the album? Yes, of course it would.


Below is the link to the album. In order to look, you will have to enter your name and email address, but please do NOT use the comment feature on the online display of the album. Click on the link or the photo below and take a look, then come back to this blog and make any comments you want to make here.


Click on the picture below or this link to see the custom designed pages: Dana’s Album  Then come back here and click on the comment button on this blog.

Dana's Album

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Fall Colors and Alicia G’s Senior Portrait session in Dayton Ohio (Dayton Senior Portrait Photographer)

Alicia G’s senior portraits came out so nicely. What a lovely young lady.

After rescheduling about 4 different times, we finally were able to meet up (Alicia with her mom) at one of the local metro parks for her senior portraits. She had a dress she wanted to be photographed in and then a casual outfit with blue jeans and a nice sweater.

Alicia G Fall senior portrait


Alicia G in Dayton, Ohio


Alicia G. Senior Portraits


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Dana and her haflinger (Dayton senior portrait photographer)

We started with Dana’s frisky haflinger

Dana rides her haflinger almost every day according to her mom. We met for her senior portraits at the horse trailer parking area at Carriage Hill Metro Park in Huber Heights, Ohio. A couple of stable buddies were there for a short ride, so Dana’s horse was pretty frisky. We did not have any problems though and her horse perked his ears frequently as he heard the other riders just down the path.

Senior portrait with horse

I’m only sharing a few images as Dana’s senior portrait sneak peek which I also shared on Facebook. 

senior portrait with horse

After shooting with the horse for a little while, Karin, Dana’s mom took the horse back to the stable so that we could explore the Carriage Hill park for places for more portraits. Just looking at Dana with her little haflinger made me think of how much fun she must have riding him almost every day. I think they have a blast together.

full length pose with horse

 We found some nice spots at the Carriage Hill Visitor Center where history is reenacted every weekend. There are fields plowed by man and horse and many other displays and activities for the family, especially families with kids. But, today was a weekday evening and we were just looking for nice spots to pose Dana for her senior portraits.

Dana's on location senior portraits

Dana by old farm equipment at historic Carriage Hill Farm

Dana's senior portraits at Carriage Hill Farm

Karin helped by holding a reflector for me for some of the pictures throughout the session. It always helps to have mom or a friend along to help out. There are many more pictures which Karin and Dana will get to choose from for Dana’s enlargements, perhaps an album, and gift prints for family and friends. 


This is a typical “walk through the park” portrait session. It makes for more relaxed and comfortable posing and conversations to relax my subject. Dana had one more outfit that we also photographed, but I usually only show 3-4 images in my sneak peek images.


To schedule or discuss your interests in a senior portrait session, just pick up the phone and call me at 937-478-6222, or you are also welcome to use the contact page or my email: peter@photosbypdemott.com



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