Maria, Maria! Oh my goodness, I walked in to see Maria looking so so so beautiful! I know Maria from church and I am so honored to have been able to take her senior portraits. Although I’ve only been there for a few years, it’s been amazing to see these kids grow into such amazing young adults!
Maria is beyond sweet. She attends Metro high school in Columbus. I had so many questions about this school, so of course I asked away! Maria told me that to get in to Metro, it’s a complete lottery for Columbus area schools- all you have to do is apply. They have a partnership with Ohio State and these high school kids are able to take college classes at OSU with “real” college students! Not only that, but she is in an accelerated program, so she is technically graduating early and will already have some of her college classes taken care of. The nerd inside of me loves all of this!
Now, accelerating through school can be a curse or a blessing depending on whether you know what you want to do, you know, for the r e s to fy o u r life! But Maria seems to have that figured out as well! She adores plants. Yes, plants! Walking around during her session, she was able to name off so many plants and flowers, which I thought was so cool. She is hoping to continue her studies in horticulture at OSU.
For Maria’s session, we explored her elementary school and park near her home in Upper Arlington. Everything was looking great until right when we got to the school and it started POURING down rain. I had checked the weather several times that day, and my Grumpy Cat Weather app said it was only supposed to be cloudy. It looked like it would pass, so we hid under an awning and waited it out. I am so glad we did because after the rain stopped, the sun was so crazy amazing.
Maria brought along her friend Jenna to help her with her outfit changes and she was so helpful in making Maria laugh. I’ve got jokes, but I’m not sure they are actually funny. These two had so many inside jokes it was so easy! Thanks, Jenna!
Oh, and Maria’s mom showed up on a beautiful old bike, so naturally, I asked her hop off and asked Maria to hop on! Check it out below! It’s so pretty!
After the shoot, Maria and Jenna took off for sushi. These two reminded me so much of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants girls (and Maria is Greek, so she would totally be Lena).
Here are some of my favorites from Maria’s summer senior session! xo