My Boy – Senior Graduation Photos

I apologize in advance for this post.  If you are sick of seeing photos of my kids, I’m going to subject with more of them today.  My middle son is graduating from our homeschool, and being the thrifty mom that I am, I always take their senior photos.  I am not a portrait photographer at all (or any real photographer at all), but we both were really happy with some of the shots we got, and with so many pretty nearby settings, we had some great locations to choose from.
senior graduation photos with dog |
His pooch, Pico, had to be part of his senior photos, because he’s my son’s best little buddy.  I’ve often said that we should have named him Shadow because he always stays close enough to my son to be his shadow.  We’re fortunate to live close to a beautiful state park, so the dock made a great place to get some pictures.
senior graduation photos with dog |

There’s also a wonderful old barn down the road from us, which made another great backdrop.

outdoor country senior photos |

This shot looks like he’s either pondering his future…or staring at cows.
outdoor country rural farm senior photos |
guy senior photos outdoor rura photos |

Another shot with Pico…who really wanted to chase mice in the barn.

Senior graduation photos with dog |

rural outdoor senior graduation photos |

I was really happy with this photo, because I’ve been practicing with my camera, learning to get backgrounds blurred, with the subject kept in sharp focus.

outdoor senior photos |

I’m going to miss this kid so much when he goes away to college in the fall.  He’s made me laugh, cry and pull my hair out since the day he was born, and home just won’t be the same without him here every day.

I promise, I won’t make you look at any more photos of my kids…at least for a little while.


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  1. Your boys are beautiful, and so are the pictures! I’m not looking forward to the day my chicklets start leaving the nest, although there is one in particular who DOES make me want to pull my hair out at the moment…

  2. I loved seeing these great photos of your handsome sons!

  3. Handsome young men!! (and the dogs aren’t bad either.) 🙂 Very nice backgrounds for the photos. Why not take your own – then you get just what you want. So nice. And I know what it’s like to see them leave the nest. wah. He will appreciate his homeschooling – now and in the years to come.

  4. You did a beautiful job with the photos! You have very handsome boys and you should show them off a bit. Congrat on graduation, I know it was a lot of work on your part for graduation too.


  5. Oh, Angie, your photos turned out fantastic! Such beautiful scenery, and a good-lookin’ family! 🙂

  6. You did a great job with such a handsome subject! Congratulations!!♥♫

  7. You post as many photos of your kids as you want! I do it all the time.
    Chris =]

  8. You never need to apologize for being proud of your kids! The photos are wonderful, Angie! You are blessed!

  9. Best graduation pictures that I have every seen … so natural and comfortable … a handsome son, little brother and friends. What could be better. Congratulation to the graduate and to Mom for doing a fantastic job of homeschooling. I do love your pictures and choice of scenery. Brag all you want to about your kids.
    Continued Blessings … you are truly blessed.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  10. Congratulations on graduating your first homeschool child! We will graduate our son next spring:) You photos are wonderful and both of your sons are quite handsome and look so happy… Great job to you! Homeshooling is such a wonderful way to live and learn with your kids… We are in our 12th year of homeschooling and have so many wonderful memories and a tight family bond…I took our son out on his 16th birthday and did a photo shoot on the beach… but never did post about it… Maybe I’ll ask him if I can!

  11. These are fantastic photos! Your sons are very handsome and the pups are beauties. Thanks for sharing these! Have a great weekend!


  12. Your photos of your sons are fabulous, Angie! It’s hard when your children leave home, but also rewarding to see the adults they become. Congratulations to the new graduate!

  13. The photos are wonderful! It’s nice to have them because they will always be there to remind you of the dawning of the next phase of life. So full of promise. Congratulations on a job well done. Diana

  14. what precious photos…

  15. Angie, these are great photos. You have a wonderful family. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  16. I absolutely understand you! The bond between a mother and a son (sons) is something special and unique 🙂 Great, great photos! You must be so proud of your sons. Hugs&kisses from Poland 🙂

  17. Awesome photos Angie! My son is graduating too, so I know how hard it is to think of them leaving home. I guess we’ll survive! Your sons are very handsome, Jean

  18. Great Pictures! I think the ones we take are so much more personal, and fit our kids. You did a great job! Nice looking young men.

  19. Oh I love these photos and would find it hard to pick a favorite…but i just love the one on the red gate. Congrats to him and to you for getting another one done with school and ready for college. Until recently, we had a cat named Pico! My daughter Lisa named him.

  20. The photos are great and your son’s personality shines through in them! You sure do raise fine, young men. Congratulations to him as he starts the next phase of his life journey!

  21. You did good in more than just taking photos.


  22. I’m sorry to have been MIA lately, Angie, but I couldn’t let this post pass without commenting on it. Your son’s photos are gorgeous, reflecting both your skill as the photographer and his good looks… and what beautiful backdrops! I have to add that in every photo I’ve seen of your children, their innate goodness shines through, which is a testament to you and your husband.

    Your youngest boy’s photo is adorable–he looks so grown up all of a sudden!

    Huge congratulations to the graduate!♥ xoxo

  23. Congrats on that amazing son of your. Both boys as very handsome and the pics turned out very good. My son and our then dog grew up together. He was his shadow too. Good luck in the future.

  24. Wonderful pictures! Your children are and always will be an extension of you. You are blessed.

  25. Terri Hughes says

    You did a great job…..I love the pictures. You have two very handsome sons!


  1. […] I realized last week, that I had taken very few outdoor photographs, and knowing nice weather won’t last forever, I decided to head outdoors and get some shots at pretty places nearby.  Just down the gravel road from my house, sits an old barn.  I used it as a backdrop in my son’s senior photos. […]

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