Taylor | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2018

The class of 2018 is officially here, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the season than with Taylor’s magical session! I’m thrilled to bring her pixie-dusted images to the blog today.  It was a slightly cloudy day when we met at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort- a perfect backdrop for her first location with its pastel colors and white trim- which complimented Taylor’s beautiful and summery outfit. The session began there, and I’m sure we logged at least five miles over the course of our afternoon, walking around the Boardwalk, to the Yacht & Beach Club Resort, and on to Epcot, the Polynesian Resort, and Magic Kingdom: it was a proper leg day and you can be sure I’m counting it as a workout of sorts.

We avoided rain for the first part of Taylor’s shoot, but as we took a break to grab Starbucks (raspberry lemonade goodness) and have an outfit change, it began to let loose. Luckily, it was around that time we hopped on a monorail and made our way to the Polynesian, where the rain subsided and we were left with an absolutely stunning rainbow over the beach- a first for a shoot, and utterly magical. I still can’t quite believe we were treated to it. From the Polynesian to the most magical place on earth, we captured beautiful images, chatting about upcoming school plans, Disney, and traveling. After graduation, Taylor will be heading off to major in business, minor in music, be a part of a collegiate cheer squad, and join the school’s choir. She’s a performer at heart: cheering and singing are her passions, and performing on Broadway is one of her dreams. Taylor, your session was one in a million and I adore the images we captured on our adventure of a day! I wish you all the best in your senior year  + beyond.

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Have a beautiful day, friends!

Quote of the day: “We were born to be real, not to be perfect.”

Alanna | Florida Golden Light Senior Session | Class of 2017

Alanna’s a girl after my own heart: she practically lives at the beach and shares a love for music, soccer, and being outdoors. Her session is one of my favorites to date, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing her images to the blog today! We met on a sun-soaked day at a lush green field, and began her shoot, avoiding gray mounds of fire ants, toting props and a guitar. Small, white and wild daisies were in bloom (at least I believe they were daisies), the weather wasn’t too hot, yet, and there were no clouds in sight: an ideal day and location. We chatted about music, school, and upcoming fall plans: Alanna will be heading off to the University of Florida in the fall to pursue her goal of becoming an orthodontist.

After shooting in the field, we packed up and headed to the beach. Dark clouds began intruding, but we finished up before they could let loose and put a damper on the session. I don’t want to give away too much about the images we captured on the beach (you’ll have to scroll to see them!) but they were absolutely fun and just a bit splashed with saltwater. Alanna, you’re absolutely incredible and I wish you all the best in whatever you set out to achieve!

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Happy Monday, friends! Make today an excellent day.

Quote of the day: “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
-Jon Kabat-Zinn

Riley | Florida Senior Session | Class of 2017

Riley in a few words: happiness and fun, with some of the most gorgeous hair ever. (Seriously, y’all. I’m a bit jealous.) Let me give a bit of backstory to her session: this spring was a pretty dry season- I didn’t have to reschedule any shoots, which was a blessing- but on Riley’s scheduled day- clouds started to form that were dark and gloomy enough to prompt us to reschedule. Right when we were supposed to begin the shoot, a proper monsoon let loose, an inexplicably rainy evening set in, and you can be sure I was thankful we weren’t caught in the wind and rain. Another day was set, and we met downtown, sunshine and no clouds, and began her session. From tucked away corners to hallways filled with light, we found some of the best spots and chatted along the way. Riley will be headed off to the University of North Florida in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing in order to work in pediatric care; she’s amazing with kids, and needles don’t phase her, so it’s a win-win. Riley, I adore the images we captured, and I wish you all the best in the fall + beyond!

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Happy Memorial Day, friends! I hope have a safe and sunny day remembering the sacrifices of others so that we may have our freedom.

Quote of the day: “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
-Deuteronomy 31:8

Tony | Florida Senior Session | Class of 2017

Golden light, football, and an American Flag make for a pretty patriotic session. Tony, class of 2017, came in his football jersey with various props in hand on a bright and sunny afternoon, and we began his shoot. We started the session at his high school, chatting about senior year, his thesis project and last season of football, walking and capturing images along the way. From the football field to the next location, his shoot was marked by amazing light and a good time. Tony, your session was a blast and I wish you the best in all you set out to achieve!

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Have a great weekend, friends!

Quotes of the day: “The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.”
-Lewis Grizzard