Marquette University HS

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 + Joe French

Let's give a warm welcome to the very first Class of 2018 Senior for this year's Senior Month... 

NAME:
Joe French

SCHOOL:
Marquette University High School

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FAVORITE SUBJECT:
Biology

FAVORITE COLOR:
Green

SPORT:
Rowing at Milwaukee Rowing Club

WORK:
Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool

FOR FUN:
hangout with my friends, play frisbee and soccer, go on bike rides, eat food

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
first place in middle school science fair, multiple rowing medals, I can dunk a basketball sometimes. 

I have to interrupt this interview with a funny story from Joe's session. See the photo up there with his jacket over his shoulder? While shooting that set, we were stopped several times by on-lookers... wait for it... asking if he was the GROOM. Joe's mom, Sara, after recovering from a mild heat attack, replied with a firm no. Not yet.

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PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT:
when my boat got 2nd place in the regatta at Midwest

IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE, I'D GO TO:
New Zealand 

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MY DREAM JOB IS TO:
be a sponsored athlete

For the record, Joe has a quiet, sneaky sense of humor. That said, he was pretty serious during his portrait session. This next photo is one of my favorites... I was acting a fool (in other words, "normal") and his mom was DANCING. In. Public. He really had no choice but to give a little and laugh. 

I'm so glad I got to know yet another member of the warm and kind French family. Sara, there's only one left... (sniff)

Best of luck to you, Joe, as you spread your wings.... and oars... at Madison next year. 


Psst. Class of 2019. It's your turn. CLICK HERE to get started planning your senior portraits.


Marquette University HS Senior Portraits | Class of 2018 | Sneak Peek for Joe

Last week I posted on Instagram a pre-sneak peek from the back of my camera. In the caption I wrote about this boy - let's call him "Joe" - and how challenging he was to make laugh. 

I need to backtrack a bit.

See, the thing is, Joe (his real name, actually) is the nicest kid you'll meet. He's smart, athletic and soft-spoken. He has an amazing and bright smile.

But he just wouldn't laugh... even with his crazy mom literally doing a jig. The ha-ha was a no-go.

And before you ask, I did try a few of my LEGENDARY jokes on him. Nope. Not even a crack. Heck, I would have even been happy with an eye-roll. 

Before you get all down on the kid, I do need to tell you this: Joe did a GREAT job. He smiled on cue. He moved his arms, legs, face, nose whatever I asked, just how I asked it. He had a great selection of outfits and locations picked out. I even got the sense that - deep down, quite possibly when he's not in front of a camera - he has a great sense of humor.

So, Joe, here's your senior portrait Sneak Peek. If you know Joe you'll agree: this look is SO JOE. 

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It's not too late. You may think you lost your chance for AMAZING senior portraits, but that's just not true. Fill out this form and I will wave my magic wand. Photos, you shall have!

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