Beauty should never be only Skin deep!

Shooting high school seniors are one of my favorite things to shoot.  They have so much fun with it and are willing to be just a little more daring in what they will do and what they will wear in the shoot.  Sometimes they will even ask to try things that I just might not think of.  

For the most part the girls enjoy the Senior session more than their male counterparts.  They spend more time prepping and are overall more excited to be there.  
It really is so refreshing when you meet a young women that is just adorable on the surface, but that is just as amazing on the inside.  It's always so fun for me to spend time getting to know each of the seniors that I have the privilege of working with.  They really are so much fun!  They view things in such a different way than a old "foggie" like myself. I love knowing that they have this vast future ahead of them for the taking.  Life really is just beginning to get "good"!   
This beautiful girl was so fun to shoot.  She is just as adorable on the inside as she is on the out.  I spoke with her on and off many times before her session.  By the time I really got to meet her I felt as though I already knew her.  I hoped to capture her warm, welcoming, outgoing spirit.  


The STUNNING miss Jess.

Having attractive subjects in front of your camera will always make a photographers job seem just that much easier.  But what you can't see through a photo is what a stunningly beautiful person someone is.  I think that beauty is so much more than a pretty face.  It's about who you are when someone isn't looking, it's how you treat people, how you act and the emotions you exude.  

 It's not all that clear to me if you can get from these photos what a beautiful girl Jess is.  It was so much fun to shoot her. She was up for everything, even laying on the ground in the dirt, as long as she wasn't asked to drag herself through it.  A girl has to have limits!  :)

She makes it look so easy to be this stunning.  I do have to admit that she made it that much easier on me.  Nothing you'll hear me complain about.


Not just a handsome face- High School Senior

I love it when I meet young people that give me hope for the future.  Don't get me wrong, I have a very special place for the youth of America.  I look at what they are facing for the future and I feel for them and honestly, at times I fear for them.  I wonder what our world will be like for them.  What challenges will they face.  Will there be peace in our future or will they have to deal with the stressors of the past?

The fact that I myself am a mother makes me fear for the teens and younger children of the world.  So when I meet a young man like this one, I can't help but have extreme hope for what will be.  This is one of those all around great kids.  Smart, motivated, kind, funny, outgoing, and just plain easy to be around.  He is sure of himself, and can easily converse with an "old"er person like myself.  

After spending very little time with him it was clear that he has a very bright future.  It was also evident that he would be one of those that will in someway make the world a better place for others as well.  
I really hope that his mother has the chance to see this blog post.  If she didn't already know that she has done an outstanding job with this young man, I would want her to know that all her work SHOWS~  


Look at this sugar!

Everyone loves an adorable baby.  I am no different.  Snuggling a precious little thing like this one just makes my day.  There is nothing so yummy as the way a newborn smells.  The cooing, the snuggling, the oh so baby soft skin.  
 I was very honored to be blessed to be the one to take her newborn shots.  Her mother is one of my husbands closest childhood friends. I love how life can come full circle.  It was amazing to see her mom just light up as a new mom.  This little gift has already made her parents so happy.