Meet handsome Brett Olson, state champion football player, baseball standout, and honors student at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. This is one of my favorite senior sessions of all time, considering I’ve watched Brett grow up, and landing my lens on him was like channeling his Dad, Oriole hall of famer Gregg Olson, as a younger man. Their expressions and mannerisms are uncannily identical. Brett is the total package . . . he will study engineering and play baseball for Gregg’s and Jill’s alma mater, Auburn University, in the fall. I was selfishly pulling for the Naval Academy, knowing I’d get to see the Olsons periodically, but Brett was drawn to the history he shares at Auburn.
Brett may be one of the only people from his Newport Beach high school that has a senior session set in the golden light of mid-winter Maryland.
My favorite shot of the whole senior session. Jill, a dear friend for many years, takes her role as mother seriously . . . she’s always been an inspiration and encouragement to me, and I am so grateful for her voice in my life.
Did I mention I LOVE shooting winter sessions? It’s like shooting in one huge soft box!