I love meeting friends of friends through photography... I think God made me so that getting to know people lights up my life :): Jon decided who to hire for his senior portraits based on a referral from Javier, whose son, Daniel, went on a Seattle photography adventure a couple years ago, see Daniel's session here. I love hearing how each individual would like to be photographed - Jon didn't even consider larger-than-life Seattle City Life or glory-filled lighted baseball fields at night for his portraits, and chose the forest, Snoqualmie River, huge boulders, and oldtown Snoqualmie. Portraits in his Growlers baseball jersey were made in a quiet old town alley:
Jon is a pitcher, and baseball is a huge love of his.
When pitchers get portraits:
So, I have only spent a few hours with Jon so far, and I know he has all kinds of unfolding parts of his personality that are not visible at the surface, but he reminds me of a good solid friend of ours. The strong, silent type. That's a really rare type of guy, are you lucky enough to know someone that fits that description? Where then river runs deep - under a smooth surface? Faithful friend. Intimidating physique. Quiet when others are holding forth :) Gives an honest well-felt laugh - only when something is really funny! Steps into the conversation when there is room and space for that deep, quiet voice & his thoughts - and only when he's got something to say :) It might be just coincidence, but both our friend, Mike, and Jon share an ability with a pen. (or keyboard!) Mike writes books, nothing published yet, but he plans to, some day. I happened to see a certificate on Jon's dinner table announcing that he had won an essay contest - he had written and submitted his work without his Dad evening knowing he did it :)
Jon unpockets a Rubik's cube that looks so small in his hands. Says he has entered competitions - that has been a lot of fun, and thought we could incorporate it: Why, yes!!
What a lot of people see when they look at Jon:
Jo James and I had a lot of fun with Jon, and appreciated his total willingness to listen to our ideas, he only put his foot down on a few things, and that foot was definite! Nope, not gonna wear the blazer that he wears to school every day! ha! Now that you say it that way! No worries! Going with his own style :)
Love the easy, casual vibe:
Ending with this little clip of Jon's Photography Session: Jon, I'll be praying for the Lord's deep love to be felt by your heart this Senior year, and all through University - I so enjoyed meeting you.