We’ve had a blast with our seniors so far this year.
And you’re probably about to see a bunch of them hit the blog in the coming weeks.
I hope you’re ok with that.
Because capturing the love and commitment that a couple has on their wedding day
ties with showing a girl her true beauty in my book of “favorite things to shoot.”
So, you’ll probably hear me say this over and over again, but here’s why I love to shoot seniors…
30 short years down the road, many of these beautiful girls are going to be moms.
And they are probably going to have daughters who are seniors, getting ready to take senior photos.
They are going to pull an album off the bookshelf,
open its creaky pages, and show their daughters some snapshots of what they looked like and what they wore when they were that age.
And their daughters are going to treasure these pictures.
And they might compare how much they look alike.
LADIES, we can be SO hard on ourselves, but these are a snapshot of your life right now.
Your mamas and your grandparents and your friends….and your future daughters will love images of you. Being you. At 18 years old.
Give yourself a break and see the beauty we see.
Ok, so on to Rita.
Who grew up way too fast, and who is one of the sweetest, most genuine people who has stepped in front of our camera.
And, did I mention breathtaking?
FAVORITE SONG: Bubbly by Colbie Caillat
FAVORITE MOVIE: Miss Congeniality
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Go to the lake or go shopping!
BEST SUBJECT: Math
UNDISCOVERED TALENT: Choreography
(Whaaaaat?!? I wanna see!)
FAVORITE FOOD: Dip n Dots
FAVORITE MEMORY FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL: Making the Allstate choir and doing plays- all thanks to Mr. Choate!
(Again, YES! He rocks!)
ADVICE TO FRESHMEN: Get involved and be yourself!
ADVICE TO YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS: Don’t forget who you are and what you are passionate about.
Rita, I feel like I don’t even need to tell you how much fun we had.
I mean, your awesome-ness alone equals a good day.
But then, you threw in your hilarious family, and sweetened the deal with your Grandmother’s homemade milkshakes?
Basically, what I’m saying is, can we do this again sometime?
Love ya girl. Go do big things!