Senior Photo Session with Gage from Lakeside

Senior Photo Session with Gage from Lakeside

A Fantastic Senior Photo Session with Gage from Lakeside High School:

Capturing the Spirit of Youth, Love for Archery, Rifle Hunting, and Family at Kelly Tareski Photography

Let's Roll!

Senior Photo Session with Gage from Lakeside -As a professional photographer, each session offers a unique opportunity to capture life's pivotal moments, and one of the most rewarding experiences is senior photo shoots. These sessions are special because they celebrate the juncture of youth and the threshold of adulthood, encapsulating a time full of hope and promise in each young person’s life.


Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of photographing a remarkable student named Gage from Lakeside High School. His senior photo shoot was held at the scenic Kelly Tareski Photography studio. The setting provided the perfect backdrop, blending natural beauty with rustic charm, ideal for bringing Gage’s personality and interests to the forefront.

Showcasing Talent

Gage is an excellent student and deeply passionate about archery and rifle hunting—a testament to his patience and precision. To incorporate these interests into our session, we used props that represented his hobbies. For example, we included his bow and a selection of arrows for the archery-themed shots, and for the hunting aspect, we carefully arranged his hunting gear to reflect his passion without overshadowing his personality.


Moreover, Gage’s close bond with his family is central to his identity. To honor this, we involved his family in part of the session. This added a warm, intimate touch to the photos, capturing laughter and candid moments that Gage and his family will treasure for years to come. We took several family portraits, and I encouraged interactions that naturally highlighted their relationships, like shared jokes and quiet, reflective moments.

Celebrating Gage

This session with Gage was fantastic because it not only celebrated his achievements and interests but also underscored the importance of familial bonds and personal passions in shaping our identities. The photos tell a story of a young man poised on the edge of an exciting future, supported by his family and grounded in his passions. I am thrilled to share these moments and look forward to seeing what the future holds for Gage. This experience reaffirms why I cherish being a photographer—having the privilege to document and participate in these significant life moments is truly fulfilling.

Preparation and Collaboration

Before the session, I met with Gage and his family to discuss their vision for the photo shoot. We discussed the locations, outfits, and overall style they wanted to incorporate into the session. Understanding Gage's interests and personality was essential to create images that genuinely reflected who he is. This collaboration allowed us to plan a personalized and unique senior photo session that would result in images Gage and his family would cherish for years.

The Session: Showcasing Gage's Love for Archery, Rifle Hunting, and Family

On the day of the session, we began by exploring the various settings available at our five-acre studio grounds. We chose several garden venues and vintage backdrops that complement Gage's style. Throughout the session, Gage showcased his unique personality, and it was evident that he felt comfortable and confident in front of the camera.


Gage's love for archery and rifle hunting played a significant role in the session, and we incorporated these passions into the images. We set up a scene in a wooded area of the studio grounds, where Gage posed with his bow and arrows. The natural setting beautifully highlighted Gage's connection to the outdoors and provided an authentic backdrop for showcasing his archery skills.


To incorporate Gage's passion for rifle hunting, we included some shots of him holding his rifle and surrounded by the lush foliage of our studio grounds. These images captured the essence of Gage's love for the outdoors and his dedication to the sport of hunting.

Mom and Sister

Another important aspect of the session was including Gage's mother and sister in some of the photographs. Their close-knit bond and shared passion for the outdoors made for beautiful family portraits. We captured candid moments of them laughing together and more formal poses showcasing their strong family ties. These images added a heartwarming and personal touch to Gage's senior photo collection.

The Result: Stunning and Authentic Images:

As we moved through the session, it was clear that Gage's confidence and enthusiasm translated into stunning images. From casual, candid shots to more posed and polished portraits, each photograph captured a different aspect of Gage's personality, interests, and close relationship with his family. The various settings and themes we incorporated allowed for a diverse and visually engaging collection of images representing Gage's unique senior year experience.

The Reveal:

When they viewed the final images, Gage and his family were thrilled with the results. The photographs captured the spirit of Gage's high school years, his passion for archery and rifle hunting, and his special bond with his mother and sister. They now have a beautiful collection of memories to look back on as he embarks on the next chapter of his life.

That's a Wrap!

Working with Gage from Lakeside High School for his senior photo session at Kelly Tareski Photography was a fantastic experience. Our collaboration and planning, coupled with Gage's vibrant personality, passion for archery, rifle hunting, and close family ties, resulted in stunning and authentic images that will be cherished for years. As a photographer, I am grateful for the opportunity to document these significant moments and milestones in people's lives, and I look forward to continuing to capture the spirit of youth for many more seniors in the future. Set up your consultation with me today and find out how amazing your senior photos can be!


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