As a high school student I religiously read the US News & World Report college guide and rankings, determined to go to a school toward the top of their list. I didn’t get to go to Stanford or Yale for my freshman year, but almost 20 years later I did get a call from US News about shooting a story for their college guide. They needed photos to illustrate stories from across the country and needed a photographer who could capture the balance of candid-looking, yet print-worthy portraits of two students from West Palm Beach.

Erin and I met Arianna and Jack at the Oxbridge Academy. Arianna will be playing soccer at Vassar College this fall and Jack will be a musical theater major at Penn State. These are the portraits we made one afternoon this past spring. The magazine is out now and can be found just about everywhere that sells magazines.