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George Washington Carver Center Graduate // Barnyard Senior Portraits

I pulled up to the old, Mediterranean-style barn in Stevenson, MD with eyes glittering. When Michael's mom e-mailed me about shooting Michael's senior portraits at the barn where he worked, I marked it on my calendar with eagerness and could not wait to see what was in store for me. And I was definitely not disappointed as a scouted out the old buildings and peaked into each stall!

I grew up riding horses and could be found with a toy horse in my hand shortly after birth. Horses have always had my heart, so you can understand why this shoot would be such a fun thing for me. Mixing passions and hobbies is a surefire way of getting your creative juices flowing!

Michael is a soon-to-be George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology grad. His prime is carpentry--which I found fitting for our shoot location with all the beautiful wooden features--and he plays for his high school's lacrosse team. He works at this barn, taking care of the horses and property, but is hoping to enter the Air Force once he graduates.

We started out photographing Michael with his favorite bud, Bearington. His disposition is as sweet as his face! He almost stole the show (at least for me). I had to keep myself from mixing too much play with work, but thankfully once we were done snapping pics I got to backtrack and play some more with the horses and donkeys!

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