Sure, we can do something right here in Miamisburg, I said

I was talking with Nick’s mom on the phone. I had asked her what her son wanted in his senior portraits the day. I said there are the Metro Parks her around Dayton that are very nice. Some seniors are looking for something a little more edgy like portraits in front of a graffiti wall. Or that perhaps he would like something more urban in flavor. She called me back to explain that he would like something a little more urban, but can we do that with Miamisburg. I explained that we could come up with some great stuff by exploring downtown Miamisburg, Ohio together.


I drive through Miamisburg almost every day, so I had some ideas, but I drove through town again the day before the session just to look at it through my photographers eyes. I had two or three ideas and a couple of places to explore so we were good to go.


Here are several images from the shoot.



You could have lots of fun with the walk, don’t walk idea and the one way sign. I thought it was fun and could key into many interpretations for a senior as he considers his future adventures in life.



As we were walking past some older structures in a warehouse part of town, I saw these two stacks of skids. One tall stack and one short stack. I sat down on the short stack and thought it felt comfortable and told Nick, just sit here for me. With a long lens and short depth of field, the skids in the back blurred for a nice interesting background that fit what he was wearing at that time just right.



There are many more portraits by the old warehouses and several other spots where we found interesting and fun places to shoot, but those are on their selection album where they will be choosing which images they want. This is one of the last images we took and it is completely different for this senior.


This was a train crossing, but we did not get on the train tracks which is both dangerous and against the law. He did climb up a bit to get to this large bridge support I-beam and this is what we came up with. It’s one of my favorite shots from the session although there are several others that are also contenders. One of Nick’s concerns was to have some images that were not like everyone elses. I think we met that goal, although some folks will be looking for this spot as soon as they see this to do some shooting of their own here.


If you want some completely different senior portraits, let’s have a phone consultation and come up with some ideas for you. I’m looking forward to your call.

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Peter DeMott Photography
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