My spring and fall schedules are always jam-packed not only with high school senior pictures or baby pictures but with my own boys and their baseball games. My oldest has been playing since he was three which means that my youngest has watched from the sidelines since he was baby in the carseat carrier.  For the first time, this spring my little guy moved from t-ball to wide world of coach pitch baseball. Basically, he’s 5 and thinks he is playing for the majors. He takes every play seriously, is always “baseball ready”, and counts his wins and losses even though deep down he knows it’s really just a game. Luckily, from time to time we catch him pulling at his underwear mid-game and it reminds us that he’s only five.

Will he play for years to come? Who knows. Will he ever make it to the real majors? Not likely. But for now, I am loving watching him just as much he is loving to play.

3senior pictures columbus photo
senior pictures columbus photo 2

 

Fran Barker Photography is a senior portrait photographer in Columbus, Ohio, serving New Albany High School, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Westerville High School, Olentangy Liberty High School, the Columbus School for Girls, Columbus Academy, St. Charles Prep,  and surrounding areas.   If you are looking for high school senior pictures, I would love to talk with you about scheduling a session.  You can also follow my senior portrait work or my newborn baby work on Facebook.

Comments:

Be the first to comment on this post.

I remember how sad we were when we were done shooting Jayne’s senior pictures. We didn’t want it to be over. The beautiful early summer weather, the pampering, the laughs, the great locations, her incredible styles and beautiful smiles. In the midst of the excitement you don’t want the sun to ever set on a senior session. Jayne is a dancer with Pinnell, she has been on stage since she was itty bitty. Senior pictures with my Gahanna dancers are so fun! The girls that are used to performing are extra comfortable in front of the camera, and normally want to incorporate their devotion to dance into their senior session; so we get extra creative. Jayne’s session included two dance styles and three other looks! We made a day of it, traveling from locations in Downtown Columbus through Gahanna into New Albany! Such an exciting day with a beautiful and kind young lady, it doesn’t get better than that!

5senior photographer columbus senior pictures  gahanna photos
senior photographer columbus senior pictures  gahanna photos

 

Fran Barker Photography is a senior portrait photographer in Columbus, Ohio, serving New Albany High School, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Westerville High School, Olentangy Liberty High School, the Columbus School for Girls, Columbus Academy, St. Charles Prep, Worthing Christian High School and surrounding areas.   If you are looking for high school senior pictures, I would love to talk with you about scheduling a session.  You can also follow my senior portrait work or my newborn baby work on Facebook.

Comments:

Be the first to comment on this post.

As a senior photographer, I am CONSTANTLY scouting locations around Columbus. I often joke that I need a bumper sticker that reads “I am not texting, I am a photographer” because too often you’ll find me driving under the speed limit in attempt to get a good peek at obscure spots that may be fitting for a senior session. A week or two prior to each of my sessions I meet with my senior girls for a pre-session consultation. Amongst other things, at the consult we talk about what she intends to wear for her session. Once I see her style I have until her session day to chose coordinating locations. That is typically one the challenges of my job. I want each location to have incredible light, be memorable to her, unique to that of her friends, all while being convenient in relation to one another. It’s a challenge, but something that I pride myself in; and one of the many things that I believe sets me apart from other senior photographers in Columbus!

All of that brings me to this lovely girl, Aubrielle. When my hair stylist / makeup artist and I went to her home to meet her for her consultation, I quickly learned that her family was in the process of converting an old farm lot into their future home. Of course, when a photographer hears something like that she immediatley thinks LOCATION! Her mom and I set out right away to look at the property and sure enough, we were able to use it for a portion of Aubrielle’s senior pictures; and I couldn’t imagine a more meaningful location than that!

Thanks for a fantastic session Aubrielle, next time let’s be sure to capture you with one of your horses!  🙂

4senior photographer columbus senior pictures photos

 

Fran Barker Photography is a senior portrait photographer in Columbus, Ohio, serving New Albany High School, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Westerville High School, Olentangy Liberty High School, the Columbus School for Girls, Columbus Academy, St. Charles Prep, Worthing Christian High School and surrounding areas.   If you are looking for high school senior pictures, I would love to talk with you about scheduling a session.  You can also follow my senior portrait work or my newborn baby work on Facebook.

Comments:

Be the first to comment on this post.

Every year we are fortunate enough to spend ten days in; umm…..paradise.  Well, if you consider living amongst sharks (picture to prove it below), stingrays (close enough to step on), alligators, palmetto bugs, jelly fish and snakes paradise then, yes, we spend ten days in PARADISE!!!  In all honesty it is our paradise and the day we say goodbye we start counting the days until we go back the following year. The reality is the creatures don’t matter (except at night when I fear that the palmetto bugs could be creeping around in the dark) all that matters is that we have ten days together with no commitments other than to sit on the beach and lounge in the pool together as a family.

Yes, just like years past our Hilton Head vacation pictures are the personal photography I enjoy most each year. Yes, we are still in that sweet spot that I mention so often, so our boys don’t even consider being anywhere but with us while we are on vacation. Yes, our kids are still love sitting under the old oak tree in Harbour Town and watching Gregg Russell.  But this year, we did see a couple signs of my baby getting older; no swimmies and no training wheels.  Wow, I remember our first summer on Hilton Head Island when he couldn’t yet walk. I sat him on the beach for a picture and he fell face forward into the sand. Now he’s doing cannon balls to the bottom of the pool, riding his bike to the beach and joining us on ten mile rides to the Salty Dog.

As we head back to Hilton Head this summer, and every summer actually,  I look forward to making memories as a family with or without those pesky sharks and snakes.

photographer columbus hilton head photos 2
photographer columbus hilton head photos
photographer columbus hilton head photos

 

 

Fran Barker Photography is a senior portrait photographer in Columbus, Ohio, serving New Albany High School, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Westerville High School, Olentangy Liberty High School, the Columbus School for Girls, Columbus Academy, St. Charles Prep, Worthing Christian High School and surrounding areas.   If you are looking for high school senior pictures, I would love to talk with you about scheduling a session.  You can also follow my senior portrait work or my newborn baby work on Facebook.

Comments:

I photographed Caylah’s senior pictures nearly 18 months ago and her session is still one of my favorites to date. Yes, she is absolutely STUNNING.  Yes, she has an INCREDIBLE sense of style, amazing eyes and killer hair. Let’s face it, she is meant to be in front of a camera. But those aren’t any of the reasons that her session stands out to me…

I believe there are two types of  senior photographers; one that simply snaps the shutter, and another that connects with the person in front of the camera before even lifting the camera. With everything in me, I strive to be the latter and I run my business with that very intention. From the moment I met Caylah, I knew there was so much more to this young lady than her beautiful face; and it was that young lady that I wanted to connect with. Senior year was a trying time for her, personally, and this session couldn’t have come at a better time. I wanted to be a scapegoat for her, if only for a day. She dressed up, as she always does, styled her hair, had her makeup done to perfection and we set out for an incredible session downtown on a particularly gorgeous day. Each location and style was better than the last, leading us to our rooftop finale.  It was up on the rooftop, with all the the city noise muffled below,  that I believe she could briefly feel the world lifted off of her shoulders. I vividly remember pausing together to take in the view, enjoy the sunsetting behind us and noticing the quiet that we felt in the midst of the downtown Columbus city chaos. At that moment I knew my job was done; the connection had been made, the day was hers to enjoy,  her incredible senior portraits were simply the icing on the cake.

senior photographer columbus ohio senior pictures
senior pictures columbus photograher
senior photographer columbus ohio senior pictures
senior photographer columbus ohio senior pictures
senior photographer columbus ohio senior pictures
2senior photographer columbus ohio senior pictures
senior photographer columbus ohio senior pictures columbus
senior photographer columbus ohio senior pictures

Fran Barker Photography is a senior portrait photographer in Columbus, Ohio, serving New Albany High School, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Westerville High School, Olentangy Liberty High School, the Columbus School for Girls, Columbus Academy, St. Charles Prep, Worthing Christian High School and surrounding areas.   If you are looking for high school senior pictures, I would love to talk with you about scheduling a session.  You can also follow my senior portrait work or my newborn baby work on Facebook.

Comments: