This portrait of this young man stopped me in my tracks.
Koty is a local high school senior. He charmed me so much during his senior portrait session this weekend. He is so polite and handsome. He is a great catch for his girlfriend and someone that should make his mom proud.
In planning his session, his mother and I discussed how we could incorporate his interests and hobbies into his portraits. In addition to a more classic and casual style portrait, we used his duck decoys and camouflage hunting clothes, and he wandered out into the edge of our pond for some duck-hunting portraits. The last few minutes he pulled on his (very heavy) fire-fighting gear.
His post-graduation plans are to go to school so that he can be an EMT and continue to be a fire-fighter. This is one amazing dude with a generous, sacrificial nature. I see a bright future for him.
Robin, you've done well.