Posts in Seniors
Allison, NC State Fashion Design Graduate

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. This documentary Senior Session tells her story.

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Last firsts & other milestones

In the spirit of back-to-school, I began reminiscing my own "first day of school" memories. Photographing a special "last first day of school" for the senior class of a Raleigh high school yesterday had me thinking deeply about milestones in general. It's a special privilege to be able to see what the past looked like through photographs—both to celebrate it and to dream about the future. Some of these image highlights got me a little teary inside as they transported me back to my own "last firsts."

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Longleaf School of the Arts | Class of 2016 Senior Breakfast

On Monday, I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Longleaf School of the Arts senior class at their Senior Breakfast. It's the school's first senior class EVER and the excitement was certainly in the air. Seeing the students, parents and staff mingle with one another was so neat—they are truly a unique, tight-knit little family. Cheers to their first full week of classes being completed and best of luck in their last year of high school! Here are a few "paparazzi" highlights from their event.

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Chelsea | NCSU, Class of 2015

What a pleasure to meet Chelsea! Not only is she drop-dead GORGeous, but she's got a winning personality to match her smile and brains that are soon taking her to the Windy City. Now that she has graduated—as a valedictorian, might I add—from NC State, Chelsea is getting ready to embark on her next adventure working at a PR firm in Chicago, Illinois. Read the full story & check out the image highlights from her Session.

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Samantha | NCSU, Class of 2015

A touch of a North Carolina accent, gorgeous red locks, a little bit of sass, and a whole lot of southern sweetness, Samantha is the real deal. She just graduated in the Class of 2015 from NC State and absolutely loved her time there. You can read all about her involvement on campus, her future plans, and her sentimental side, plus see these pretty image highlights!

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Erin | High School Senior

Meet Erin. She is Chad's beautiful, athletic, intelligent cousin who graduated a semester early from her central-Illinois high school, Prairie Central. You'd never know by looking at these photos, but her Senior Session on the farm was SUPER cold with biting winds pulling the temp down to 17°F. Check out her Session highlights and read a little more about why we love this girl.

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Alexa | Athens Drive High School '15

It was so great to meet Alexa! She's a senior at Athens Drive High School with a never-ending smile and a fun personality. We loved hearing about her involvement in school activities and sports. Alexa is an avid lacrosse player for her school as well as for a traveling team. Although she was very humble and didn't share many accolades, I just found an article about her online from earlier this year that named her as a 2014 US Lacrosse Academic All-American! Alexa, you're the real deal—congratulations!

A couple weeks ago, we went to Historic Oak View County Park for her beautiful Senior Session, which happened to be surrounded by lush fall colors. I especially love the set of images captured in the cotton field—so pretty! I'm excited to share these highlights from her Session below.

To view the entire gallery, check it out here »

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Sydney | Athens Drive High School '15

When I got together with Sydney and her Mom at Fresca Cafe & Gelato not too long ago, I immediately fell in love with Sydney's fun-loving personality. She was so easy to chat with and her warm laughter made me smile right along with her. As we got to know each other, I became more and more excited about the ideas Sydney had for her Senior Session, but more than that—I was so drawn to things that make Sydney who she is.

I hope you enjoy her story and Session highlights...

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Donny | Horlick High School Senior '15

We've had the honor of getting to know Donny (and his entire family!) over the last several years. He just started his senior year at Horlick High School (Racine, WI) and I was thrilled when he contacted us for a Senior Mini Session! He definitely rocked this Session at Petrifying Springs Park a couple weeks ago.

Check out his story and Session highlights...

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Jessica | Case High School Senior '15

It's the first week of her last year of high school! Jessica will be graduating from Case High School (Racine, WI) and we were so honored to meet her and capture this season of her life. Beyond her pretty looks, she has one of the most beautiful personalities we've had the pleasure of meeting. She absolutely rocked her Senior Session with us. I'm loving these image highlights, but I'm even more excited about her story...

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Natalie | Horlick High School Senior '15

We had so much fun getting to know Natalie! This pretty lady is about to start her senior year at Horlick High School (Racine, WI). She's got such a genuine heart for people, big aspirations for her future, and great advice for her fellow classmates. This Senior Session took place at Natalie's beautiful home in Racine. I'm loving these highlights, but I'm even more excited about her story.

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