Coffee Shops & College

With their  Senior year coming to an end, I decided to do one last shoot with my 2018 Model Team.  This was sort of like their ‘send off’ shoot, and a way for me to get in one last official good-bye.  These girls are scattering off all across the state in the fall, so I wanted them to be able to have pictures with their friends and also representing the college they will attend starting in August.

There’s no better place to gather right now than at the new coffee shop in town, Monticello Coffee Company.  This place is amazing.  Not only is the inside completely remodeled from what the former building used to be, but their hot/cold drink & food menu is top-notch.  There’s no need to drive all the way to Little Rock for one of those ‘big name’ coffee drinks when you can hop right over to Monticello and have one locally.  Seriously, if you haven’t tried them, you must….immediately.

SO- this group of amazing girls came glammed up with their future college t-shirt on and we had a blast.  They sipped on their homemade lemonade drinks and lounged all around the shop.  I loved hearing their excitement about all of the upcoming changes in their life.  If there’s ever been anyone prepared and ready for change, it’s these girls.  Of course, when I asked what they look forward to most after graduation, you can just about guess what they said…….

SENIOR TRIP!

I had so many amazing seniors last year that I was blessed to get to know and to photograph.  If I could share with them one piece of advice that they can carry throughout their life from here on out, it would be 100% to pray and to trust.  Whenever a difficult decision arrives and you don’t know what path to take, PRAY for God’s guidance.  He will always answer, in His perfect timing.  If/Whenever that outcome isn’t necessarily what you had hoped and prayed for, TRUST that God’s plan is perfect and things always work out in the end.

I love each and every one of ‘my seniors’, and I’ll miss seeing them around this fall.  I hope they always remember me and the fun we had at their sessions.  My ultimate goal with every senior is to make their session an experience they will never forget, and to give them 110% in everything I do.  I pray they felt that.

CLASS OF 2018, HERE’S TO AN AMAZING FUTURE!!

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Valeria | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

McGehee High School Class of 2018

Valeria is as sweet as she is smart.  She loves her school, being with her friends, and loves those Friday night lights with her teammates cheering on the Owls.

She took us to a family friends home to do her portraits, and this place was a wonderland.  There were beautiful shade trees all around, tons of colorful flowers all throughout the back yard, and a serene bayou out to the side.  We had fun walking around the property taking her portraits.

She had so many gorgeous portraits, but these topped the list of favorites:

Hair and Makeup by Catie Minton (Sam Austin’s Salon, Dumas, Arkansas)

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Mary Rebekah | Dumas, Arkansas Senior Photographer

Mary Rebekah has the beauty and the brains.

She has an infectious personality….the kind that you can’t help but to be in a good mood when you’re around her!  She is in the running for Valedictorian of her class and is a dedicated member of the MHS dance team.

I want to be Mary Rebekah when I grow up.

LOL.  Seriously though, she is so determined and focused.  I know she will do big things after graduation, and I can’t wait to see!

Here are her favorites:

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