Senior Photos: Chike

You’ll never know how far you can fly until you spread your wings and try.
— e.a.

Ah my heart! I've known this little-not-so-little-now boy since he was young! AND NOW- look at him. He's GROWN, and TALL, and SMART, and HANDSOME, and graduating high school. I grew up around Chike's family, and they are awesome. I hadn't seen them in years when I arrived at their home for this shoot, and instantly his mom was offering me dinner and his family was giving me hugs. I've said it before, but thats one of the best things about my job. It helps me stay connected with people. Life is crazy and it moves, and we move with it, and getting to reconnect with this family for this shoot made me so genuinely happy. Grateful to have had the opportunity to photography this handsome guy and reconnect with such an amazing family! 

Senior Photos: Payton

You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world.
— Harriet Tubman

This is Payton. She's like a little sister to me and is growing up way too fast. I babysat her and her younger sister through my high school and early college summers. THOSE. WERE. THE. DAYS. We would spend them on the lake, in the sun, playing games and lounging around. On cloudy days we would go see a movie or make music videos. They filled my summers with laugher and carefree energy. They would get so excited when we got to go somewhere in my car. And now, she drives a car. I wonder if she still gets as excited to go in the car ;) She is such a gorgeous girl, inside and out, and shooting her is my always a fav. 

Senior Photos: Krystina

Meet Krystina. I met her mom through my gym and that led us to this gorgeous session. We got to use her dad's show car and then we walked around their neighborhood for a bit enjoying the fall sun and changing leaves.