We are back with Riley for part two of his senior portraits from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano Texas. This time we are going downtown to reverse our normal way of doing things, bringing his football uniform off the field.
There was a special treat for this time around. Riley had his two sisters come along with him to share in the photo fun. If you missed the first post with Riley’s senior portraits, head over to check them out.
When I booked Riley’s first photo shoot with his parents, his mom had the idea that she wanted to do a second shoot through the streets of Dallas Texas. She had a great idea to do the opposite of what we normally do for that shoot. We normally have the kids bring a fashion outfit to the football field, and this time we were going to bring the football uniform to an urban downtown location off the field.
I LOVE the idea. I am always looking to try and create something that people have not seen before. I have been wanting to get people to explore the idea that your photos don’t always have to be on the field itself.
There are a lot of advantages to this which I will talk about in the next section.
If you ever been to downtown Dallas Texas, you know that it provides many different sections of the cities and styles. We wanted something for this location that had the look of skyscrapers in the background, that screams DALLAS, and that also gave us enough room to work safely.
I pre-scouted the location and decided on this area right next to the Statler and the Bank of America building.
It was closer to Christmas time so you can still see some of the Christmas lights in the photos above on the trees. There is just so much to do in a city that you really can never run out of ideas.
These two shots above are really funny and went with two additional photos in their finished album. I love the interaction in the first one of all of the siblings walking down the street and having a good time. In the second one, we get this fun moment where Riley decides to shove his little sister which crated this playful moment.
From the beginning, the second part of his senior portraits was intended to be not just the photos of Riley in downtown, but an opportunity for the family to be involved. I love this idea. Riley’s older sister was home from college and his younger sister also joined him.
What a great way for the parents to have memories of the kids all together at this age. In addition to the group photos, I also made sure to do individual photos of each of them. Above you see two photos of Remi, Riley’s older sister, having fun in the streets of Dallas with her clear taste in good fashion.
As the rain picked up, we decided to head off to the second location for the day. There is a landing area that is right next to the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge that has a great spot for us to catch the city skyline in the background.
The rain had stopped at this point, so I was able to bring our lighting back out to give the photos a lot more depth.
The photos below that are of the Bank of America building in Dallas. I thought it would be a fun background to photograph in this vertical shot.
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