Allison, NC State Fashion Design Graduate

Over the last few years as I have gotten to know Allison, it has become very evident that she has deep passion for this life—for Jesus, for pets, for kids, for the wellbeing of others, and for ice cream. We share the same favorite band—NEEDTOBREATHE (thank you, Jesus, amen). She is a great friend to me, she loves my little boy well, she has the prettiest hand lettering, she leads others by example & truly walks the talk.

Recently I got to witness an entirely new level of "Allison" that I had previously only heard about. I had the pleasure of spending some time with her in the NC State design studio she has practically lived in for the last four years as she has tirelessly worked toward her degree in textiles, focusing on apparel design. I am continually impressed with this girl's many talents and abilities. I can't wait to watch her flourish into all that God is preparing her to be—this is only the beginning!

I absolutely LOVED doing her Senior Session with a documentary approach. It was so telling to see her in her element—environment, activity, talent—doing her thing. These images can follow her into her future, whether that be for her own professional portfolio, personal website, or even to simply cherish the memory of her university lab setting. 

After a "show me what you do" portion of a documentary Senior Session, we get some really nice portraits, too, to showcase the senior's personality, beauty and favorite locations on campus. I love how Allison's images came out—she's a stunner and Taki is the most lovable and adorable sidekick anyone could ask for.

Congratulations on your graduation from North Carolina State University, Allison! You are quite the bright light in your class of 2017, no doubt. I can't wait to see where this life takes you. Can I have your autograph before you become famous?