Reintroducing Sarah Joy, 2016 Marshall High School senior.
I am absolutely loving the opportunity to get to photograph seniors. You guys are so full of life, so excited, and in such an amazing part of your lives. You have the world at your feet.
Meet Ashlemarie, senior at Marshall High School.
Sometimes, you don't even know what you share with someone until you dig a little deeper. With each of my seniors, I ask them to fill out a questionnaire so that I know how to better plan for their session. When I read Ashlemarie's answers, I cried. I flashed back on my own junior year when I almost lost my mom. Her father, a former preacher, passed away last fall. This girl is strong. She said, "Since then my brother, my mother, and I have been extremely close, inseparable."
Ashlemarie hopes to attend Texas A&M University in the fall of 2016. She plans to major in agriculture science and to become an Ag teacher at her soon-to-be alma mater Marshall High School.
She says that she is about about as East Texas as it gets, and that her strong country accent gives it away.
This year marks the third year of her dancing on the Marshall Mavette Drill team. She served as the Chaplin and Vice President during her membership of the FFA. She won numerous awards and participated at the county show in pig showing and the state level in the Wildlife and Forestry, Career, and Leadership competitions. She is also actively involved in her church's youth group.
She participated in the cosmetology program offered at Marshall High school. By the end of her first semester her senior year she will have 1000 hours and qualify sit for the state board for her license in cosmetology. She plans to work in a hair salon to pay for college.
You are beautiful Ashlemarie. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you.
The third senior in our Super Secret Senior Session is Sarah Joy of Marshall. She played our athlete. As I worked with her on some poses, she laughed, "I am no athlete!" Guys... She's a dancer! Of course she's an athlete!
I absolutely enjoyed working with Sarah. She's kind and very respectful. I later found out that she is a girl after my own heart. She. loves. coffee. :D
Sarah Joy is the captain of the Mavettes, and she has a passion for dancing. I've seen some of her jumps for Mavettes on Instagram. She's awesome!
Sarah Joy has been a die hard longhorn since birth, and she plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin the the fall of 2016.
She will pursue a degree in business while minoring in dance. She hopes to one day open up her own dance studio.
Sarah Joy works extremely hard in school so that she can achieve her goals. She is currently ranked salutatorian of her class.
She attends Immanuel Baptist Church in Marshall and loves Jesus more than anything. She is in awe of His grace and mercy everyday. I love her boldness in proclaiming her love for Jesus.
"So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
Hair and makeup by Kaylee Whyte. Check out her new location at Studio 18 at Sola Salon in Longview!
Wardrobe provided by Krush Boutique in Longview.