Overnight Location Session for Heath Senior Models

Eight area high school seniors recently got up-close and personal with Singer Castle – the kind of up-close that comes from an overnight stay.

On May 11th, the students, who are members of the student ambassador program for Heath Photography, left via boat from Bonnie Castle Marina.

Accompanied by two Heath staff members and an ambassador from the previous year, the students participated in a photo session, a lecture about being open to and connecting with spirits, a scavenger hunt and other shenanigans, and a tour with accompanying ghost stories fit for a castle stay.

The photo session focused on prom attire and took place mostly outside, with the castle serving as a stunning backdrop. The students each chose a spot inside the castle for a few more individual shots.

Photographer Penny Kring conducted the shoot, with help from studio manager Brittany Hill and Kiana Conger, one of last year’s ambassadors.

The girls spent the night in the castle’s maid’s quarters, the boys were downstairs in a different room, and the staff stayed in the suites. But not much sleep was had, as the students were having such a blast roaming the castle and making new friends that they were awake until the wee hours of the morning.

The event was coordinated with the help of castle president Tom Weldon and caretaker Scott Garris, who led off the ghost story telling and castle tour.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Heath Photography staff and their student ambassadors have stayed overnight for a photo shoot at the castle.

This year’s students that participated in the photo shoot were (L>R) Cullen Willmert (Carthage), Isabella Rondon (Immaculate Heart), Brandy Milsap (Hammond), Bryanna Bowman (Gouverneur), Keelee Dingman (Beaver River), Katie Berry (Indian River), Maia Tsuji (Indian River), and Zach Vesel (Lisbon)

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Olivia

Olivia attends Ogdensburg Free Academy and is a member of art club, key club, National Honor Society, Jazz Rock, and Earth Club. She loves animals and her hobbies include reading and drawing. Olivia says she would one day like to visit Germany because it is a beautiful place.

Olivia likes
the smell of flowers,
the touch of soft blankets,
the taste of candy,
the sight of nature,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of being loved.

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Lindsey

Lindsey attends Alexandria Bay Central School and is active in soccer, hockey, softball and choir. She grew up on the St. Lawrence River and enjoys spending as much time as she can on the water and boating. Lindsey’s favorite candy is Kit-Kat bars and if she could go anywhere in the world, she would go to Egypt.

Lindsey likes
the smell of the rink,
the touch of fur,
the taste of ice cream,
the sight of Fall,
the sound of waves,
and the feeling of warmth.

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Cassidy

Cassidy attends Indian River High School, and while she isn’t involved in any school activities, she is an active member of the FFA. She lives on a farm with her family, and she plans on continuing with farming after graduation next year. Cassidy is also the local Dairy Princess; she spends a lot of her time outdoors and milking cows. She also has a pet pig.

Cassidy likes
the smell of candles,
the touch of soft blankets,
the taste of toast,
and the sight of milking cows.

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Kaila

Kaila attends Ogdensburg Free Academy and is active in soccer, cheerleading, and band. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and watching Netflix. Her favorite color is purple; her favorite candy is Twix. If she could be any superhero, Kaila says she would be Wonder Woman.

Kaila likes
the smell of flowers,
the touch of silk,
the taste of oranges,
the sight of the sky,
the sound of birds,
and the feeling of happiness.

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Maddi

Maddi attends Ogdensburg Free Academy and is active is soccer, track, and chorus. She loves her dogs and is grateful for her family and friends. Maddi’s favorite candy is sour patch kids and she also loves coffee. Maddi doesn’t yet know what she wants to be when she grows up, but she does want to visit Ireland some day.

Maddi likes
the smell of salty air,
the touch of silk,
the taste of fruit,
the sight of sunshine,
the sound of waterfalls,
and the feeling of happiness.

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Keely

Keely attends Carthage High School; she is Student Government Secretary, a member of National Honor Society, and is active in art club, drama club, and school musicals. Keely wants to be an artist when she grows up and to visit Italy because it is the birthplace of the Renaissance. She also enjoys modeling and is an intern at a local bridal shop. If she could meet anyone, Keely says she would like to meet famous violinist Lindsey Sterling because she is inspiring.

Keely likes
the smell of roses,
the touch of silk,
the taste of popcorn,
the sight of art,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of laughing.

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Megan

Megan attends Indian River High School and spends part of her day at BOCES. She is also in the school orchestra- she plays the violin. Megan loves animals, and even dog-sits once in a while; she would like to be a vet tech when she grows up. She may come across a little reserved at first, but Megan is a very warm, compassionate person and is a joy to be around. Her favorite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Megan likes
the smell of rain,
the touch of sand,
the taste of coffee,
the sight of sunsets,
the sound of waves,
and the feeling of fur.

Introducing Our Class of 2018 Models: Sarah

Sarah attends Watertown High School and is active in interact club, environmental club, and whiz quiz. Her hobbies include reading and shopping, as well as dancing, which she has been doing for many years. Sarah wants to be a physical therapist when she grows up because it is a way to use dance and movement to help others. She is also involved in Relay for Life and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Sarah likes
the smell of the ocean,
the touch of the sun,
the taste of ice cream,
the sight of the beach,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of movement.


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