Dayton Ohio Senior Photos Photographer Oregon District

In the middle of summer I got a call from this Kettering Fairmont High School senior’s mom regarding senior portrait photography in Dayton. We talked several times before she decided to book me to capture photos of her daughter. I was extra excited to book her daughter due to our shared love of Taylor Swift. It would be many weeks before I got to photograph her, and I looked forward to creating Oregon District senior photos.

On an August Sunday evening at golden hour, we met for an hour to capture this 18 year old at the beginning of her senior year. We started in the underused park just two blocks south of Fifth Street. Although surrounded by buildings, cars, and utility poles, there are great places to photography. I really like using various parts of the brick wall to pose people on.

We then made our way to what most Daytonians think of as the Oregon District, Fifth Street between Patterson Boulevard and Wayne Avenue. With the sun setting beyond downtown, I was able to beautifully backlight the subject providing a natural hair light. I bring off-camera studio lighting to most sessions, and it adds a punchier look to up-close portraits. It also adds more dimensions and removes the flatness of regular portraits.

Five Best Things About A Late Summer Senior Session In Dayton

  1. Outdoor areas are less busy than during other parts of the summer

  2. Amazing sunsets behind downtown Dayton often occur

  3. Fifth Street is blocked off on weekends, giving you safe access to photograph in the street

  4. Dayton area high school seniors are energized because their senior year has already begun

  5. The beautiful late summer colors leading into Fall look beautiful in Dayton parks and neighborhoods

Check out more of my Dayton and Cincinnati senior photography.

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