I had the chance to photograph a great bunch of kids from the Class of ’13 from the Las Cruces and El Paso area high schools, and Kai was one of the many memorable sessions.
Early summer is typically a slow time for the senior portrait part of my photography business, so it gives me a chance to reflect on the previous year’s seniors and wind up for the incoming seniors.
Kai’s passion is basketball, and he happens to be good enough to earn the MVP honors in the 2013 New Mexico State Basketball Tournament, where he helped lead the Las Cruces Bulldawgs to their first state title since 1976. There weren’t many times I caught Kai without a basketball and/or his infectious smile on his face, and as you can see below, he’s not afraid to ham it up for the camera.
He’s currently looking at playing at the next level for a JUCO in the Phoenix area, or possibly a smaller college in New Mexico. Either way, he’s got the right attitude to be successful wherever he chooses to play, and more importantly, whatever he chooses to do beyond basketball!