Senior Session: Westside’s Dan Gavin


I had a great time photographing Dan for his senior photos! We walked up and down Main Street in Downtown Lafayette and ducked into alley ways and popped over to side streets, and the whole time he remained calm and up for anything. Dan wore things that were uniquely him. He captured where he’s from and what he’s accomplished by wearing his West Lafayette High School letter jacket, but he also was looking forward – changing into his Indiana University t-shirt. He comes from a long line of IU graduates and hopes to attend there, as well.  Dan is also a percussionist for the Sound of West Side, so we found cool ways to showcase his drumstick shirt. I especially loved the photos of Dan by the wrought iron fence – the light was just perfect! Despite the Class of 2021 having major challenges, Dan seems to be taking it in stride. I wish him all the best as he finishes his senior year and moves on to pursue his goals!


Jen Ritchie

I'm a nature photographer who loves capturing beautiful landscapes and wildlife from our yearly trips out West and parks here closer to home.

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