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Kaitlin – CHS Class of 2017 – Mars Hill, Max Patch NC Senior Session

This session is a very special session for me. I absolutely loved all of my Seniors I have photographed this year. Seriously, SUCH an amazing group of students that are going to make our society a better place because they are in it.

My last Class of 2017 Senior Session I’m blogging is my own beautiful daughter and it is so bitter sweet. 

They always tell you to love them like there is no tomorrow because time will fly faster than you know. Well, I’m here to tell you, no truer words have been said!! It feels like yesterday that this beautiful bright eyed baby with a head full of hair came into this world and this week, she walked across the stage to accept her diploma as a Class of 2017 Columbia High School graduate!!

I am so unbelievably proud of her for everything she has accomplished and all that she plans to accomplish. She graduated with her diploma and also her CNA certification which is only the beginning of her health career she has planned. I am so excited and nervous all at the same time as she prepares to take this long journey to becoming a Surgeon. Something she has talked and dreamed about for years. She is smart and talented and I know as long as she puts her mind to it, she can achieve anything she sets out to do! (She’s even great at pictures but, sadly doesn’t want to follow in Mom’s footsteps! lol)

For her Senior Session, she originally wanted snow so, we booked a stay for January in Mars Hill, NC as it’s close to a Ski Resort  (in case it didn’t happen to snow the weekend we went). Wouldn’t you know, the week before we were to be there, it snowed like crazy and the next week…. nothing! It stayed about 40 degrees the whole time we were there so, snow was long gone by then. 

We took pictures every day we were there as we explored different areas on our adventure. Starting in Downtown Mars Hill, NC….one of the cutest little towns with amazing small Mom and Pop restaurants (like everything was good!!), and then went travelling further into Hot Springs, NC where we found this gorgeous creek with falls, etc to get into and lastly, we hiked Max Patch for some amazing views at the top of this “Bald” Mountain. Max Patch is a very steep hike (on the edge of North Carolina and Tennessee) but, oh so worth it!! When you get to the top, it’s a 360 degree view of all the mountains around you. Absolutely breathtaking!! 

As you’ll see, there is no snow. We were going to shoot in snow on the last day but, decided not to because the snow at the resort was on the ground only and not in the trees and we thought it wasn’t as magical that way. 

Anyways, I hope you enjoy her favorite images. I’m in love with them all. I may be partial but, goodness, I have a gorgeous daughter! <3

P.S. I’m totally down for any excuse to travel. If you have an idea for your next session that requires travelling, I’d most likely be ready to hop on over to wherever you dream up!! Feel free to message me with any thoughts you have for your next shoot!

 

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Alex & Kali – Couples Session + RN Graduation + something extra – Kanapaha Botanical Gardens – Gainesville, Fl Photographer

Get Ready! This blog post is packed FULL of pictures!! What started as portraits to celebrate Alex’ Graduation from the RN Program at Florida Gateway College (Yay Alex!) morphed into a Couples session (with both Formal and Casual looks) AND a “Family” session to have pics for their new home of all 3 room mates together (Alex, Kali & Zach)! hehe and then there’s this super adorable picture of little Miss Evee who decided she wanted to play nurse while we were taking some of Alex’ pictures at her house before we left for Gainesville. So precious! 

Congratulations again Alex (and Zach who Graduated from the RN program with Alex as well!!). I’m so excited to see what your future holds!:)

Please enjoy some of their favorite images. As you’ll see, they’re a silly group. I always have so much fun with Kali and crew! 

Also, Shoutout to Jacey of Rhinestone Runners & Things for Alex’ custom RN shirt! and The Golden Needle for Kali’s gorgeous gown! Hair & Makeup by Alissa & Crew for Your I Do

 

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Steve & Cathy – Couples Session – Suwannee River – White Springs, Fl Photographer

I couldn’t wait to share this session with you all!! You don’t have to be newlyweds to have pictures of you and your spouse, boyfriend, significant other, etc. I would hope that you would want to take time out for each other and capture your life as it happens through every stage of your life (You know you want to! hehe) like this adorable couple did. These two have been married for 20+ years, raised their kids that have since left the nest and are enjoying each other’s company and plan to do so for many more years to come. 

When we talked about locations, I learned that they’re adventurous and love the water so, doing their portraits outdoors near the river was the perfect recipe for their couples portraits! And how stinking adorable are they!? I just loved how these came out and was so happy when I got the ok to share them with you all. <3 Enjoy some of their favorite images. 

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Skyler – CHS Class of 2017 – Live Oak, FL Senior Session

Oh my goodness!!! I am so excited to be sharing this session with you today!! For those that follow my facebook, you’ve probably already seen me shout it already but, eek!!! Check out this Smarty who is oh so gorgeous to boot! Meet Skyler, Columbia High School’s co-Salutatorian for the Class of 2017 and a graduate of Florida Gateway College!! That is something to be super duper proud of!!!

I learned that she wasn’t totally excited about having her picture taken (like many teens including my own! haha) but, once we got started, I think you can tell from these pictures that we had tons of fun!!! and I am so glad she chose me to capture these for her. I fell in love with her and her Mom and had such a great time with them!! I think I can say they are now more than clients…they are friends. Just another amazing perk of my job. <3 

I can not wait to see what the future has in store for this amazing girl! Please enjoy some of her favorite images. 

Hair & Makeup by Bree Phillips

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Montana – UCHS Class of 2017 – Lake Butler Starke, FL Senior Session

Small towns can have some of the best locations for portraits…. the tiny towns of Starke and Lake Butler are no exceptions!!

Meet Montana, Proud Union County High School Class of 2017 Graduate! When her Mom and I started talking about what kind of pictures and locations Montana wanted for her Senior Portraits, it was mentioned that she had to have a couple pictures in her cheer uniform since it’s been a big part of her High School career (winning many awards btw! woot!)

Now knowing that, I knew we had to stay close to that area for pictures so, one day I came to Lake Butler to scout out locations as I wasn’t familiar with the area. Dare I say, it did not disappoint! I saw some cute places in Lake Butler and then kept driving til I hit Starke where I learned they have a super cute downtown area (that I have managed to drive around on my many trips to St Augustine over the years)! I just HAD to take her there!! As you’ll see from the first two outfits in these images, lots of great color and textures….Add in an absolutely stunning girl and there you have it! 😉

You’ll also see a few images of Montana with a picture frame with her Grandfather’s image… This was all her idea and such a sweet one! She wanted to make sure he was included in this special time in her life. When we started talking about her grandpa, who she lost at a very young age, it was quite emotional! But, she pulled it together and thought all of the happy memories and about how he’s still watching over her even if he can’t be here to see her graduate in person. I just love that she wanted to make sure he was not forgotten. <3

We shot from afternoon to past dark getting many different looks and she pulled off every look! Please enjoy some of her favorite shots from her session. 

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