I had a great experience with Kimberly. She was very willing to work with my crazy schedule so we could do a time best for me. I was able to fully express myself in the images and voice my opinion about what I wanted to look like in my photos. The session was a great experience and I would recommend to anyone for photography.
"I don't know how to pose! Other people look so good when they pose. I won't know what to do when we start taking pictures! I don't know what to do with my hands, or feet, or..."
Does that statement sound like a familiar concern that you may have? Yeah, me too! When I stand in front of a camera, I freeze. I am just unsure of what to do in combination with my outfit and my surroundings. I'm in the picture. I can't see it.
"These were the first professional pictures I have ever had done, so going into the photoshoot I was very nervous. But with the help of the other two seniors and Kimberly, I soon felt at ease doing the poses that Kimberly described and ended up having a ton of fun!"
As I pondered over what to write, I asked my husband for topic ideas. He rattled off a few thoughts and mentioned that it should be a witty commentary on graduation. He said that all my writings are somewhat witty. Hm. Apparently he hasn't read the blog lately! ;) So here it goes: my commentary on graduation and life after graduation.
Meet Jacey! She is a 2016 senior at Marshall High School.
Isn't she gorgeous?
She is a member of the award winning Marshall Mavettes. Our session was only days after the team danced their way to a sweepstakes award!
Jacey said that she would describe herself as witty, and that she absolutely loves people. She plans to attend Stephen F. Austin and major in nursing. One of the many reasons why she wants to go into the nursing field is because she has a heart for helping people.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14
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.