Hope | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2017

Happy Monday! I couldn’t think of a better way to begin the week than by bringing Hope’s magical senior session to the blog. It was a day filled with fun, super corny jokes, golden sunshine, and sparkling- not sweating- thanks to the warm and sticky Florida evening. Hope and I met at Port Orleans Riverside: a southern style resort with a good deal of charm, and began her session. We explored the area, capturing images along the way, talking about auditions, Miss America (with whom she’s friends), Wishes, and how thankful we were it wasn’t raining. After meeting a friendly carriage horse and an outfit change, we hopped over to the most magical place on earth and continued on there, where the sun broke through the clouds and bathed Main Street in golden light.

Meeting Hope was like reuniting with a friend who you haven’t seen in a while, but pick right back up where you left off, even though we had never met in person before. We bonded over corny jokes, Disney magic, and the struggle of finding comfortable heels to wear. She is heading off to Ouachita Baptist University in the fall, loves ice cream, and her dream trip would be visiting all six Disney parks- from Anaheim to Orlando, Paris and beyond- in a month. Hope, your session was one in a million and I had an absolute blast with you! Let’s grab a Nutella fruit waffle sandwich when you’re back down in Florida. I wish you all the best!

Enjoy the images.

I hope your day is wonderful, friends!

Quote of the day: “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future”
-Jeremiah 29:11

Gabby | Florida Golden Light + Soccer Senior Session | Class of 2017

Gabby: soccer pro, master of sarcasm, book lover, and beach goer.

I’ve known Gabby for a good while: we played soccer together for three years and she is one of the kindest, funniest, and coolest gals around. Photographing her senior session was a blast and we were able to incorporate her lifelong love of soccer into her images all while chatting about Disney, upcoming school plans, and how much we both love the beach. Gabby’s favorite reads include Harry Potter, she’s a big Disney fan (same), and absolutely loves Christmas. She’ll be wrapping up her AA degree and is majoring in Elementary Education in order to become a teacher. We finished her session right as the sun was setting, and because we had talked about our love of all things Chick-Fil-A her mom gave me a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich, so our evening definitely ended on an awesome note. Gabby, I’m so thankful I was able to capture your senior photos, and wish you the best in all you set out to achieve!

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Have a lovely Thursday, friends! Fill it with kindness + memories.

Quote of the day: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
-John 16:33

Molly | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2018

Faith, trust, and pixie dust: the essential ingredients to making all your wishes and dreams come true. Add sunshine and a beautiful day to the mix, and a perfect senior session has been created. Molly’s session was one of these perfect days, minus a little bit of excessive Florida humidity and heat, and I’m beyond excited to bring her images to the blog today: sunshine, fun, magic, and more. We met in the most magical place on earth in the air conditioning (an invention for which I’ll forever be grateful), Molly in a glamorous Sorcerer Mickey DisneyBound ensemble with bags of other cute accessories and outfits for later which were toted around by her amazing dad, Chris who carried out the role of clothes wrangler like a champ.

We traipsed around the vacation kingdom of the world, finding the best spots with the best light, connecting over baked goods, cute Disney Etsy + Instagram shops, and photography. The park was astonishingly empty the evening of her session, and we were able to walk on to Dumbo and the carousel- no problem. An quiet Magic Kingdom on a Sunday in the summer is practically unheard of, and I’m thankful we were blessed with light crowds for her session. Molly is an artist, performer, and all-around talented gal (she made her own Minnie ears which she wore during her session!) and loves to sing in choir, bake, and practice photography. Her dream job is to work for Disney, and I can totally see that becoming a reality down the road. Molly, it was such a blast to hang out and I’m honored to be your senior photographer. I wish you all the best in your senior year + beyond!

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I hope you have a magical + relaxed week, friends!

Quote of the day: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
-Walt Disney

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.”
-Unknown