Senior Braden | O’Fallon

Sometimes we work with families for so many years, that it is hard to believe it is time for their Senior photos. Like Ferris Bueller says “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” This is definitely the case with Braden. 

“Eight years ago our younger son, Boston, was diagnosed with Batten Disease, a terminal neurological disorder. I received a phone call from Dawn Corwin shortly after his diagnosis asking if we had ever had family pictures taken. I didn’t know her or how she found us, but we took her up on her kind offer. We had never had family pictures taken before and we didn’t know how much time we had left as a family of four. We met her at Forest Park and even took our dog, Brick, who jumped in the lake because it was so hot that day! The pictures turned out candidly sweet, just us walking around having fun! A few years ago we had family pictures taken again since Boston had regressed so much, now in a wheelchair, and Braden now a teenager. I’m sure it was challenging to photograph around a special needs child, but DCCP was patient and creative and the pictures turned out amazing! Braden is now in his Senior year of high school. Of course we only wanted DCCP to capture his 17yr old personality and freeze it in time. The entire experience was fantastic. She listened to what we wanted and gave suggestions and ideas as well. Four wardrobe changes and four locations gave four different looks that still captured Braden’s charm. We love how the pictures turned out and will treasure them forever.” -Chrissy (Braden’s Mama)

Below is a few of our favorite shots with The Johnson’s over the years…

Braden and his family are incredible people and I am so lucky to have been able to document the story of their family over the years. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Braden. 

Braden is a football player at O’Fallon High School and loves Adam Sandler. (I mean, don’t we all?) If there was one movie he would like you to see it would be The Blindside. He will be attending Robert Morris University in Chicago in the Fall and sees himself graduated with an amazing job in five years. 

Braden’s favorite part of his senior pictures with DCCP was seeing the big reveal of all of his images. 

“My experience with DCCP was pretty fun. I don’t really like getting my picture taken, but she made me feel comfortable. She helped give ideas on places to go and what to wear. The coolest part was changing clothes in a pop up tent downtown STL. I didn’t like the idea of dressing up at first, but I REALLY like those pictures. My favorite picture is the first one with the fur hat on. I’ve had family pictures taken with DCCP before and I’m really happy she did my senior pictures too!” -Braden

January 29, 2019


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