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!