William is a senior at Grinnell High School, and this session could not have been more eclectic!  When I first chatted with William’s mom, she mentioned wanting to have photos with a Tardis.  Tardis?  What on earth is that? was going the question I asked.  From there, I learned all about the television show Dr. Who and the Tardis.  Apparently I’m pretty out of the loop when it comes to sci-fi!  After hearing their ideas and doing some scoping around the web, I eventually heard that William found a life-sized Tardis standup on eBay!!  Gotta love their commitment to an awesome idea.   We had a ton of fun bring his dream to life!

We started off William’s session in downtown Grinnell.

Here it is – William and the Tardis!

One of my 101 in 1001 was to experiment more with off-camera flash (OCF) during my portrait shoots.  Most of my shoots I do using available light, but I thought it would be fun to try some artsy OCF for William’s session.  Plus, it was getting later into the evening, so we needed a little extra help with light anyways!  These last three shots all used some type of OCF.  I especially like the dramatic lighting for this tennis one!

A little Harry Potter action in addition to tennis and Tardis.  He’s a well-rounded kind of guy 🙂

William, thanks for the fun and creative session – I had a blast!



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