An Athlete’s Final Year

From football, to soccer, to track…. this student athlete does it all. When I look at his senior session portraits, it takes me back to my own high school athletic career and the fond memories that I have of those fleeting times. I hope that Mr. C stops and relishes every single second of his senior year in sports. It truly goes by way too quickly. So in true fashion, we wanted to incorporate some of the sports theme ideas into our time together. What luck that we were able to get access to the sports stadium this particular day. Our session was in June so everything school related is pretty much locked up for the summer. Nonetheless, the parents pulled a few strings, and BINGO we were in! As our time together came to a close, I couldn’t resist capturing the sun setting behind the stadium. It was a beautiful moment as our photography session came to an end.

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Better Weather, Beautiful Colors, Stunning Girls

I hate to admit this, but I am way overdue in showcasing these portraits from last year.  Funny how life has a way of getting busy and things slip past you.   I did showcase this gorgeous young lady with two of her best friends in this blog post last year. We sure had to deal with some crazy weather that afternoon!  However, at this next session, we had much better weather and the day couldn’t have been any nicer.  On this occasion, this senior gal brought along her younger sister for fun.  We had a blast exploring the old buildings and colorful alleyways.   Thank goodness we started early in the morning because  boy did it get hot later that day.

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Mom and Dad, thank you for a wonderful day with you and your two girls! On a side note, I went to high school with these two girl’s parents. I love how there are times in life when things come full circle.

 

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Watching this Family Grow

It has been my absolute privilege watching this family grow over the years. Session #1, Session #2, Session #3, Session #4, Session #5 to now this session….. aaahhh, the memories!   It  has been amazing watching these two wonderful people go from just a family of 2 to a family of 4 in just a few short years.   They have handled parenthood with such grace and patience, even during this particular session where mom admitted to me before hand that she was a little anxious about getting the kids to cooperate.    You couldn’t tell at all from the photos; they both just rolled with it and it worked!    With this age, trying to get the little ones to pose is near impossible so we mainly played games,  sang songs,  and had a ball.   I am looking forward to next year!

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Cade – TTU Graduating Class of 2015

Such a proud moment, not only to see your child graduate high school, but then to go on to graduate from college as well.   Meet Cade, Texas Tech University graduate of 2015.   Granted before our session, I honestly had never met Cade before; however, I have know his parents for many years.    Gosh, I feel old when I say, these two were my teachers when I was in high school *cough* 26 years ago.   I am a grown adult, but I will tell ya, when I saw these two walk up to me before our session, I felt like that 17 year old kid again.   Two very special people, with one amazing son!   It  was wonderful getting the  chance to visit and catch up with them.     Congrats Cade for earning your degree!     You have a wonderful future ahead of you!

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Laughter and Fun

THIS family is so much fun! We spent the entire morning laughing and playing.   When I brought the wagon out,  I fully intended for big brother to give little brother a ride around the park, but it ended up just the opposite which was hilarious. Despite little brother’s 100% efforts in pulling, he could barely make the wagon budge. Nonetheless, the two boys had a blast. Over the last two years, I have come to know the mom through my work at school. I have enjoyed coming into her classroom –  it’s an organized, peaceful place where all her students are working hard on their assignments. After talking with her a bit more deeply, I have found that we are both kindred spirits.  During the session, her husband was razzing her about just how overly organized she is at home (as well as in the classroom) and I just kept nodding my head in agreement. I could totally relate; I do the same thing as well. I have always said, “everything has it’s place.” I am a happier, calmer person when things are clean and organized. It was nice to know that I am not the only person with such crazy, possibly over exaggerated tendencies.

 

I am looking forward to our next session.  I have a feeling that next time, little brother will be able to pull his big brother around in circles all over the park! :)

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