Jillian | Florida Golden Light Senior Session | Class of 2017

Golden light, pastel colors, and a new location are all hallmarks of Jillian’s wonderful senior session. We met downtown on a bright and warm day, and began shooting, finding the best corners and nooks for photos, talking about school plans and our shared love of the beach along the way. She is currently attending Indian River State College, majoring in Pre-Pharmacy and Biology and aspires to become a Pharmacist. Costa Rica is on her travel bucket list, she has played saxophone and clarinet for over six years, and her perfect day would be going out on the boat with family and friends, and finding a spot to grill out and watch the sunset. Jillian, your session was one in a million and I’m thrilled with the images we captured. I wish you all the best!

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Have a fantastic day, friends!

Quote of the day: “When life gives you lemons, you can’t always make lemonade but you can sure try to.”

Christina | Walt Disney World Senior Session | Class of 2018

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am thrilled to be bringing a pixie-dust infused session to the blog today. Christina is a member of the class of 2018, and her magical session was one for the books. We met on a typical Florida summer afternoon- slightly cloudy with random spurts of rain which gave way to sunshine- at one of the grandest locations, and began the shoot. Between walking around and shooting, we chatted about all things Disney, travel, and future school plans. We share a love of list making, cats, and summertime, so you can be sure we hit it off splendidly. After an outfit change, we hopped on the monorail and sped off to the most magical place on earth, where we were greeted by sunshine and classic big band music. From then until sunset, we explored the kingdom, found some of the best spots for photos, and watched the lights on Main Street make their nightly debut under a pink cotton candy sky.

Christina is a stellar gal. She was a natural in front of the camera and her laughter was contagious, which left me smiling and laughing along with her throughout the afternoon. During her session, we chatted about college and the challenge of deciding on the right university to attend. At the time I was transferring to a new and completely different school, and Christina was in the midst of school touring, from the University of Pittsburgh to NYU and schools down here in Florida. Being an actress, screenwriter, or journalist are her dream jobs, and some of her favorite things are Ed Sheeran, Disney (of course), smoothie bowls, theater + shows, and Taylor Swift. Spending a month in Asia, exploring and learning about the cultures, along with visiting a Disney park or three, is on her bucket list. Christina, I had an absolute blast with you during your session and love the images we captured. I’m excited to see what the future holds for you, and wish you all the best!

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Have a magical week, friends!

Quote of the day: “”Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.”
-C.S Lewis

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!

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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