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Hayden | Class of 2014

Hayden is a graduate this year. We spent most of the morning in the great outdoors and then over coffee. He is an incredible young man.

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together.

these are my favorite.hayden – oh how i enjoyed our session. it has been a joy knowing you the last year. i am sure you are excited to tackle this next road ahead of you! we are all so proud and cannot wait to see what your future unfolds. thank you for sharing your morning with me and for being so much fun to work with!

be infinitely blessed

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Emily | Class of 2014

we were all in a magic circle. and she singles me out with a quote that made me stop breathing for a moment. I am so honored to have had some time with her for her portraits. but even more honored to say that i know this beautiful young woman.

you are such a pretty thangemily… you make photography so easy. and fun. thank you for trusting me with your senior memories. i had a blast and will carry our inside jokes with me for a great time to come! “i see you … and i like it!” ha!  i am so proud of all that you are. what you are overcoming. how gracefully you float through life. and your talent…. gah.. your talent!

be infinitely blessed

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Sean | Class of 2014

the very first time i met sean, he was actually saying hello to my child. He helps with children’s ministry at our church and already knew my child. they were “buddies” – and my kid thinks the world of him. Fast forward a couple of years, and i have been fortunate to know Sean on stage and off. He is one of the most amazing young men i know. he has a giving heart and truly loves his friends.  He is going off to Belmont to expand his acting talents… i have no doubt in my mind that great things will result

to get to this hidden spot, Sean had to scale walls and climb fences. He hated me then. but i’m pretty sure it was worth it.

sean… you are an outstanding young man. i am so proud of you and have enjoyed knowing you the last few years. i admire how you do things with such conviction and loyalty. you are one of a kind and such a positivity in the lives of your friends, peers, and family. thank you for sharing all of that with Laken and me. he looks up to you like you would not believe.  I am so happy to have shared memories and laughter with you. You are like a little brother to me and i love you dearly. thank you for allowing me the honor of photographing your senior year memories. but mostly… thank you for being such an amazing friend.

be infinitely blessed

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Keith & Trak

Keith and Trak spent a morning on their land last month with their horse. It was a great change of pace to go out there to capture these sweet photos!

Mishon and Keith – i adore our time together to photograph your family! you are all such sweet people and i am thankful to have photographed your family memories all these years!

be infinitely blessed

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EmElise | Class of 2014

EmElise is graduating high school this year. She is smart. and funny. and truly one of the most genuine and good-hearted people i have had the fortune to cross paths with.  She is the person that smiles at you and you can’t help but be happy right along with her. She laughs and you want to jump up and down. She loves. and she loves big. and i am sooo soooo sooooo honored to have had the afternoon with her to photograph her senior year.

Em… you are truly beautiful.we had SO much fun trying to figure out how to work with this glitter. i LOVE how dreamy these photos look.for the last portion of our session, EmElise was kind enough to let me bring a styled shoot that i had been wanting to do. I have always wanted to photograph a playful and youthful session with roller skates, pigtails and bubble gum. Em was so easy to work with on this.  This was, perhaps, my favorite part of our session.EmElise – you, my dear… you make me so happy.  i will probably go the rest of my life and not be able to meet someone that speaks to my core the way you do.  you are a rainbow.  when i think about the last few years of watching you on stage and in this life, i have all these memories of your laughter and smile and bubbly spirit. you are so special and such a beacon of light to others. what am i going to do without you? without your smile? without hearing you laugh your youthful giggle?  i am so excited to hear about everything life brings to you. you have such an energetic soul and i am thrilled to be on the sidelines cheering you on as you begin to experience all that life has to offer! every time you walk into a room, or send me a message, i am instantly happy. when you smile, life just sorta fades away and i believe in everything good. you … you just are unparalleled. and i will miss you deeply while you’re away at college. thank you again and again for trusting me with your memories and for spending an afternoon laughing with me. i will forever… FOREVER… hold that close to my heart.

be infinitely blessed

 

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