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: Kelsey

Kelsey has attended Heuvelton Central School for the past 12 years, and plays basketball, softball, and soccer. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish club, art club, yearbook, and Whiz Quiz. Kelsey loves traveling, hiking, and being out on the water. Her favorite quote is “dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.”

Kelsey likes the smell of flowers,
the touch of the sun,
the taste of fruit,
the sight of beaches,
the sound of laughter,
and the feeling of living life.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Maia

Maia attends Indian River Central School and is active in track, theatre, National Honor Society, and various clubs. She enjoys reading, writing, and drawing in her spare time. Maia loves adventure and wants to join the Coast Guard, National Guard, or Marines so that she can travel and experience the world. One place she would really like to visit is the Alps.

Maia likes the smell of vanilla,
the touch of mint,
the taste of food,
the sight of any place new,
the sound of rain,
and the feeling of the sky.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Cullen

Cullen attends Carthage High School and says he is most grateful for his family. He enjoys playing video games, collecting Pokemon Cards, and watching sports. He would love to meet Dak Prescott someday- the current quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Cullen also loves baking and would like to do something in the culinary arts when he grows up.

He likes the smell of cupcakes,
a mother’s touch,
the taste of ice cream,
the sight of the water,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of being loved.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Zach

Zach attends Lisbon Central School and his school activities are focused on band and marching band. His hobbies include drums and video games; his favorite candy is Reese’s Pieces. While he hasn’t decided what he wants to be when he grows up, one of the most important things, he believes, is to just enjoy life.

Zach likes the smell of food,
the touch of slime,
the taste of good food,
the sight of a sunset,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of s hot sandy beach.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Brandy

Brandy attends Hammond Central School, plays both soccer and basketball, and she is also class president. She loves being outdoors and spending her time fishing on the St. Lawrence River. Brandy says she loves animals more than people and that is why she wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

She likes the smell of a fire,
the touch of blankets,
the taste of coffee,
the sight of a dog,
the sound of rain,
and the feeling of hugs.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Marissa

Marissa has attended Heuvelton Central School for the past 12 years. Her hobbies include art and dance- she has been dancing for 13 years. Marissa loves animals, and says she wants to one day be a veterinarian. Her favorite candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

She likes the smell of roses,
the touch of sand,
the taste of strawberries,
the sight of the nature,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of the sun.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Keelee

Keelee attends Beaver River Central School, and enjoys reading, cooking, and taking four wheeling trips with family and close friends. She has participated in A.D.A. [American Diabetes Association] walks and would like to be a psychologist when she grows up. Keelee’s favorite quote is “not all who wander are lost.”

She likes the smell of pumpkin,
the touch of soft blankets,
the taste of strawberries,
the sight of the summer,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of water.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Noah

Noah attends Ogdensburg Free Academy and is active in lacrosse and football. In his free time, Noah likes being out on the St. Lawrence River, riding around on his jet-ski and enjoying the sunshine. If he could meet anyone in the world, he would choose Albert Einstein.

Noah likes the smell of mango,
the touch of soft,
the taste of pumpkin pie,
the sight of the St. Lawrence River,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of happiness.

Introducing Our Class of 2019 Models: Creedence

Creedence attends Indian River Central School and is active in French Club. Her hobbies include outdoor adventures, music, and baking; she would like to be a baker when she grows up. One day she would like to travel to Ireland.

She likes the smell of roses,
the touch of puppies,
the taste of cookies,
the sight of nature,
the sound of music,
and the feeling of love.


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