I love when clients want to sit down with me first over coffee to talk about their shoot and really make sure I am the photographer for them. I was looking forward to meeting Kaycie and her mom for Starbucks one bright, sunny, Saturday morning. Well, I ended up meeting with just mom. We instantly connected. She told me all about Kaycie, but there was only one problem: Kaycie did not want to partake in the senior photo tradition.
I was so confused. Kaycie’s mom showed me a photo of her and I couldn’t believe she didn’t want to do senior portraits!! She is super gorgeous. I couldn’t wait to photograph her and hopefully show her just how incredibly beautiful she is.
Kaycie hopped out of the car less than happy to be at Jeffrey Mansion on a summer weekday evening, but once we got to know each other, I think her attitude towards photos changed (I hope!).
Kaycie is so much like me! Seriously! I thought it was so cool that she was also into politics. She is strongly opinionated and that’s exactly how I was at her age. I could argue my point to the death and I think Kaycie could as well! Our views are extremely similar, and I love that I met a teen who cares enough about the issues to speak on them.
She loves PacSun and Ulta and Starbucks. Yes, girl. Me too.
While Kaycie and I didn’t get to dig into the weeds on all our similarities too much during her session, her mom had mentioned that she had a Youtube channel where she showed how she did her makeup. Seriously, her makeup looked so good! I wanted to see what she used and how she did it. So, I googled it and found it! And I discovered Kaycie.
I love so much that she shares the love of Christ and how He has changed her life.
Kaycie: I hope you see yourself the way I do in these images. You are strong. You are brave. You are beautiful. And you are loved.