A Pretty Senior and Strong Athlete

— 08/09/2015 by Monika Wertman —

Fun with a cute senior who is also a swimmer


A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with a cute senior who loves to dress up and is also a serious athlete. Katy swims which occupies a good chunk of her life, a passion we portrayed in studio as we had fun shooting at the pool last year and did not want to repeat the same scenario for her senior pictures.


Before we headed to the studio though, we met at the C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD to capture some fun sides of Katy’s personality only her family and non-swim friends see. The location I chose offers many different opportunities to not only utilize nature, but also fake an urban setting.

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We started with Katy in her prom dress from this past year and I thought that contrasting the softness of the skirt against a rough looking wall would be fun. A slight breeze kicked up at just the perfect time to sway the skirt and hair just enough to lend interest.

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We also used the bridge crossing the Potomac River as a backdrop to lend interest. It was a bright and sunny day with the humidity in the upper digits, so water breaks were a must.


Katy changed into a cute shorts outfit for some more casual pictures by the river and the canal as shown below.

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Next came a very grown up dress. The blue played nicely against the greenery growing on the other side of the canal that we explored next.

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In the outdoors, I portrayed Katy as the pretty young lady she is, fun loving and ready for anything. Once we headed to the studio, I asked her to show me the strong athlete side of her, which I captured with strong and dramatic lighting.

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Here at Wertman Photography we love working with seniors who love to show their personality, special interests, and are up to try something different. Call us today to schedule your session, you still have time to capture who you are in a unique and fun way.