“Nothing makes a young woman more beautiful,
than the belief that she is beautiful.”
Alden only had one specific request when planning her senior session, and that was to include her cousin, Dane.
So that’s what we did.
After finishing some fun in the studio with beauty lighting and a fan gently blowing her loose curls around, we loaded up to do the outdoor portion of the session. The first stop was to see Dane. His grave was full of things he loved, specifically regarding duck hunting. I know Alden’s mind was flooded with memories as we sat there. I can’t imagine losing a good friend, who is also family, at such a young age. I could see a mixture of emotions in her face in that short time- mostly sadness- but also a sense of proudness peeking through some smiles. Proud that, although he physically isn’t here with us on this earth, she was able to show how much she loved and cared for him by including him in such a special time of her life, something she was documenting. It was a humbling part of the session that I’m truly honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of.
Once we finished there, we headed to Arkansas City to continue. Alden’s outfits were perfect, down to each accessory she picked to go with them. She has the best girl-next-door look….the kind that when I had her smiling at me and had her look off, she would give a natural little shy laugh, and my camera shutter couldn’t keep up fast enough.
It was a beautiful evening for a beautiful girl and these are just a few of the many favorites from her session: