By Jake & Chad ~ 2010
A family friend referred Jakes mother to my studio in Wallace, Idaho. She wanted to see if I could capture the shy but friendly spirit of her teenage son.
Jake came to the session late in the afternoon when the sun was within thirty minutes of the sunset over the Silver Valley mountains.
We hopped in the car and went to the neighboring town of Silverton where the light was soft and warm and where rugged backgrounds would work well for a male high school senior.
None of the backgrounds seemed to work with the personality of the young man standing before me until I spotted a nearly condemned shack surrounded by an old chain link fence.
The sun slid behind the mountains, but there was a beautiful evening afterglow that gave Jake a warm evening skin tone and a glistening sparkle in his eyes.
His mother was thrilled and placed a large order for all her friends and family.