Here is how I kept myself busy through my down time this winter and early spring…friends shoots. Oh my what fun and crazy girls I got to hang out with. The temperature at these sessions ran from 18 degrees on snowy day up to 76 degrees…only in Iowa would this happen. I love to do both these kinds of sessions, both urban and snow sessions so it worked out great to keep myself busy. It was fun capturing the girls doing the serious look..but I think my favorite pictures from all of these sessions are the outtakes when girls are laughing and being goofy, because isn’t that what friendship is all about. I am so glad that the girls not only had fun but also got to make memories with their best friends that will last a life time.
2015 Waukee high school senior Mikaela who is beyond talented as an amazing dancer. So of course when I heard this I wanted to make sure I captured something that is so very important to her. We did part of her session in an urban setting and then headed to a lake for second half of her session. Mikaela you have such a bright future that I look forward to following. Good Luck!
Oh Miss Bailey..what can I say…Oh I know you are simply gorgeous and I truly can not believe you are starting your last year of high school. Sincerely where did the years go because I remember meeting you when you were about 18 months old…I know one thing your mom and I have not aged a bit, no way we are that old yet…well you know better than most that we at least don’t act that old! Oh honey you are an amazing girl that is going to take on the world and conquer it and exceed every dream you can imagine! Love you guys and enjoy this year…well not to much because we don’t want to cause gray years for your mama…that is Lauren’s job!
Let me introduce you to Aj who I meet at the Waukee football stadium bright and early on a Saturday morning. He wanted to represent his love for football and track so that was our focus for most of the session. Which I am predicting it now…this boy is going to go far in life! We also added in some old warehouse buildings and historical downtown area for more of an urban look. Thank you Aj for your brilliant smile and always ready to pose for me (which of course was not a problem…he was more than willing to pose), hope you enjoy your sneak peek.
This gorgeous girl was a dream to photograph! I was back in my hometown doing photo shoot sessions for the week. It was great to get to go back to my alumni’s football field and capture her with one of her loves..soccer. We spent some time doing urban style downtown Harlan and then off to her family farm capturing her in some very cool spots like an old barn, a rock road, and an old run down truck. There will be more to come from this gorgeous girl when she visits me in Johnston for a studio session. Thank you Ashley for some amazing images and good luck with your senior year!