Wednesday, May 6, 2009

BYU's most eligible bachelor

A few weeks ago, one of my friends asked me to take senior pictures of her son. I was excited to practice taking pictures on someone willing and capable of sitting happily and smiling for me.

Unlike the people around here who would rather endure the dentist's drill than pose for their mother without the promise of cold, hard cash.

Dustan was a photographer's dream. He endured outfit changes, multiple locations, and more than an hour's worth of smiling at my camera. I think it was worth the effort and wanted to show you a few of my favorites.

Look out, ladies of BYU. This handsome fella is coming your way this fall:







Somehow, I don't remember the boys in my high school being nearly as cute or half as nice as Dustan is.
Grab him now, girls. He'll be going fast.

32 comments:

Annemarie said...

Wow. Almost makes me wish I was a freshman at BYU again. Did that sound cougar-ish, or what?

Cute kid, great pictures.

Jen said...

You take great pics. I'm cracking up at Annemarie's comment.

Amanda D said...

I love the serious one. He's handsome. Good pictures, Christie.

Annie said...

Terrific job, Christie! (Annemarie you are hilarious). I like them all and especially the middle three where his eyes really seem to sparkle. Now to get you on the travel circuit...

Beckie Steele said...

You did such a good job! It was nice practice for Miss Rachel.. It does help that he is soo dang darling inside and out, and his eyes really do sparkle. I am hoping he has many cute friends to set Rachel up with at the Y.

brooke said...

What a cute kid. I love the one with the bricks in the background. These are WAY better than our senior pictures--whoa.

Tia Juana said...

I for one will miss seeing his cute smiling face around these parts come fall. Very nice pics! Even nicer Young Man!

Becky said...

My fave is the one with him standing against the wall. Good job on the lighting!

Chatter said...

Great Job Christie! These are really, really good!! Way to go!

Hazen5 said...

Yep, he's a cutie. Wish I had a younger sister!

Great Job with the photos!

Zana said...

You already know you got talent so I won't feed you more:) but I need a favor...the tabs on our van have been expired for quite some time, could you go stand in line at the DMV for me?

by the way, very sweet post for your new seven year old!

Susy said...

Great pictures love the lighting on them...

Susy said...

oh love the first comment!

Lauren in GA said...

"He'll be going fast." I love you, Stie.

Great pictures!

D-dawg said...

VERY GOOD! I am in the process of trying to get some seniors to pose for me. I was worried about how to make a boy pose. These are good. He looks tough and manly and cute at the same time. I love photographing older people- wiggly kids are just too hard!

Ilene said...

Great, another cute boy that will bring out all of the baking whores at BYU.

Note to Dustan: The girl who bakes/cooks for you only AFTER you start dating is the one worth pursuing. Even better, she makes you cook for her.

Oh, wait this was about the pictures, right? Very nice- on both sides of the camera.

Christina B. said...

The pictures look great! You are so talented.

Bridget said...

Good work Stie. I love Ilene's comment about the baking/cooking whores. So true.

diane said...

I will be showing these pics to my daughter's best friend who will be at the Y this fall. She is equally as cute.

You've got mad skills girl.

Tristan said...

The pictures are awesome! Great job Christie!

K- He is totally HOT! I wish I knew a really cute girl that went to BYU. He'll be snatched up in no time though!

Bonnie said...

You do great work! I love the first one. The black and white somehow make his eyes stand out.

Rosie said...

Oh, Christie, you are so talented! And, happy birthday to Hannah. Love, always.

Woman Interrupted said...

That's a cutie, alright!

I can't believe you're begging for subjects...your picture are great!

kayla & tyler said...

you take great photos!! and ohh.. my little sis is eighteen and she is way cute! we should set them up. haha

queenieweenie said...

that grin! what a stinkin' cutie! and of COURSE you took fabulous pictures...writing AND photography? you're making me jealous girl.

i loved seeing you last week!

Diane said...

I love the close up where his eyes just pop! Great pics! You're quite the photographer kiddo!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Great photos!!

Jessica said...

I have these two seniors in our ward that I've requested stay unmarried for 10 more years, so that Emma can have one of them.

Sorry Dustan. If you want to wait 15 years, I'll have another daughter available, but then you'd be weird for not being married at the age of 32, so never mind.

Jesi said...

Wow! If he wasn't my cousin I would swoon! (Cause swooning for a cousin is kinda weird) I'll be so sad when he goes off to college. but I know by these comments I'll be a bridesmaid before I'm outta high-school!

Terra said...

Fabulous shots! Some lucky girl is going to swoop him up - lets hope she is as nice as you say he is!

Musings of a Housewife said...

What nice photographs!!! You're doing a great job. I remember when you got that camera and that Photoshop book. :-)

Blazing Goddess said...

Cute fella. And does anyone else feel a little sad that the teenaged boy can wear a white belt and still be cool? I missed that fashion entirely. So unjust. Of course, I've turned all my belts into headbands, but that's beside the point.