Sporting a dated haircut and a mom-approved outfit, many look again at their senior portraits and cringe. However not Evan Dennison.
He’s the stuff of which highschool legends are made.
Heather Waters, mom to 17-year-old Dennison, employed photographer Tiffany Clark to take pictures of her son earlier than his highschool commencement. The proud mama had even purchased a model new, “actually, actually giant” image body for his or her favourite shot.
However when Dennison and Clark made it to the shoot location, with a bag full of garments picked out by Waters in tow, the photographer discovered her picture topic had one thing totally different in thoughts.
“I knew precisely what I used to be doing,” he tells TODAY.
There, in a bucolic discipline close to his hometown of Portage, Ind., he pulled a bathrobe from his backpack.
“Why are you doing this to me? Please simply put on the garments your mother despatched,” Clark requested the teenager, who additionally occurs to be her cousin.
“I’m going to be a LEGEND,” Dennison advised her.
After pleading with him to put on the garments his mom meant, Clark ultimately went forward and photographed navy-blue robed Dennison.
Clark needed to admit they had been humorous, and her followers on social media cherished them, too. The Fb submit went viral, with over 112,000 shares at present. She says the pictures epitomize her goofy cousin.
“Evan is the whole lot you’d ever need to see within the coolest humorist dude ever, so that is completely regular,” she says.
Clark tells TODAY she normally works on household portraits and boudoir images, however the mom of a toddler son herself says she now thinks senior portraits might stand to be somewhat extra enjoyable.
“I believe senior pictures needs to be extra like this. These youngsters aren’t button-downs and khakis usually in life, so why ought to they be for the images that signify them?” she says. “If he needs to put on a banana costume,” referring to her personal son, “I’ll take his footage in a banana costume.”
Dennison’s mother, then again, wasn’t fairly as happy together with her son’s stunt — and she or he received’t be utilizing his bathrobe portrait for the brand new body she purchased.
“She loves that everybody loves them and that they replicate my character so effectively, however she’s nonetheless very sad with them as my senior pictures,” Dennison says.
He and his cousin promised they’d shoot once more in a extra “mom-appropriate” outfit.
However, Dennison says he’s acquired no regrets: “I’m not saying that you just shouldn’t make your mom glad, however senior pictures ought to positively be your pictures.”