Here is a great example of an accomplished graduate with the future just a few months away!
Portraiture has been with us since humans first painted on cave walls. With time the medium and technique of portraiture may have been altered, but our desire to commemorate our accomplishments remains strong. Graduation portrait is a tradition, a right of passage. We create these portraits to mark a moment of accomplishment. Marking the years of hard work, and the excitement of the future that lies ahead.
We created these senior portraits right on the beach just outside of Portland, Maine. Creating a portrait session near the ocean is the perfect spot to capture the freshness and vitality of a new graduate. The fresh breeze that comes off the ocean provides the symbolism of a new journey that lies ahead. Fresh wind, fresh hopes, and a fresh joy. The future is being captured at this exact moment and in this frame. The photography session began just before golden hour and we soon quickly experienced that warming light that floods the Maine coastline.
There is also a desire to share these special moments with our loved ones and offer an image that perfectly expresses who the graduate is and hopes to become. A visual representation that says, “this is me now”, graduating and ready for the next part of the path!
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by Cyle + Liz
When looking back at different times in our #past we often remember seemingly ordinary #moments. That memory was probably very ordinary and even perhaps a common story among most. Collectively we all can remember some of the fond and not so fond parts of growing up. Perhaps a birthday party, or the loss of a pet, or meeting your best friend. Sometimes, for many, that ordinary moment, without us even knowing, or asking, becomes #extraordinary. #Joy shows up unexpectedly. #Death arrives unwelcomingly. #Giggles erupt spontaneously. #Tears flow uncontrollably. And in those moments a slice of time, if we are lucky, is recognized by our deeper self. We mark it for a reference of what “this feels like”. So this is #joy: memorize it. So this is #sadness: can’t forget it. And the ordinary becomes a treasure.
I wonder what treasure memory the companions on the hill will have taken with them on this snowy day on the #EasternPromenade in #Portland, #Maine on #February 3rd, 2021
Loneliness and Me: Getting Reacquainted
by Liz Davenport and Cyle Davenport
of Convinced Photography
A classic look for a stormy afternoon on Eastern Promenade in Portland, Maine. We created a wonderful collection of portraits for this senior. Class of 2021 have had a very unusual year globally but their strength and resilience comes through these images like never before. This class has seen so much, gone through a lot, and are destined for good things ahead. Creating a graduates portrait marks the year of being catapulted into their future and we are so excited to document this time in their life.
We have visited Bar Harbor, Maine several times. It’s probably in my top 5 Maine destinations. We love it when it’s busy and filled with tourists from all around the world. And we love it when we are the only people visible.
Oftentimes, we are there on business. We spend a part of the day photographing for our client and then try to sneak in a stroll through the trails or enjoy a meal by the water.
On this particular day in June, we had begun to experience some restlessness. So we went for a drive, followed by a slow stroll through Bar Harbor. That day was so quiet. No one in sight. Not much was open. And in this quiet, she shined, so brightly. Welcoming us with her cool ocean breeze. So we explored. We breathed. We relaxed and took in the vista.
The photographs you see here are a collection from Cyle Davenport and Liz Davenport. As travel photographers, we know it’s important to share visually through photographs the roads we have had the opportunity to travel. We would love to share that moment with you through our photographs. Please enjoy!
We fell in love with the most charming venue in Greene, Maine. There is a cidery and a tasting room. There is also a large apple orchard with a breath taking view of Maine. The original home is available too. One of the living areas has the original wallpaper that is over 100 years old. It's a spectacular fun place filled with so much history. We had such a great time photographing Vista of Maine.
Welcome to Convinced Photography with Cyle + Liz Davenport. During our 20+ years of photography experience we have had the opportunity to live and work in lots of great places around the world.