Jennifer came to me all the way from Rison. She graduated early and plans to join the Army, where she plans to become a medic. This girl is DRIVEN! I wish I knew what I wanted like that when I was her age. I have no doubt she will accomplish everything she told me!
Let me also mention that she did her own make up, and it was flawless! She didn’t get a prom this year (like all the other high school students) due to the virus, and wanted to show off her gorgeous prom dress. That’s just what we did!
Sometimes there are families that I get to meet with this business that reminds me of my own. The type of family who does most everything together. The kids are all pretty close in age and grow up together, sometimes even having birthday parties together. The kind of family that clears out a section of the bleachers when they come, because they all come to support and cheer on their kid. That’s my family (sorry for the people we sometimes run off because of that LOL), and that’s Jake’s family.
It would be tough to find a more genuine crew out there, and Jake is blessed. Farming is deep in their veins, and Jake even wrote a poem about it that we incorporated into one of his senior portraits. In this picture (that you’ll see below), he was wearing his grandpa’s belt, standing in their family field.
We hopped around to a few places during his session- their farm, a special place back in the woods near the bayou, the Gillett welcome sign & football field, and even his grandma’s yard. Speaking of his grandma’s yard- Jake wanted to do a few of those corny ‘senior pics’ that was hot in the 80’s and 90’s, so the ones you see with the tree are what we came up with. I must say though, his mom and I laughed because they weren’t THAT bad!! I wasn’t surprised at his request- this is coming from a guy who’s group of friends decided they all wanted to grow mullets, and brought the ‘business in the front/party in the back’ to 2019/2020! They’ve got guts, humor, and know how to make a memory!
Here are some favorites from Jake’s session. Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- families who come back to me over and over for portraits are giving me the highest honor I could ever achieve. There’s no award or trophy that can compare to a returning client, and for this family and every other family who returns to me, I am humbled and forever grateful!
If a season could ever be described as ‘yummy’, then fall would be it. Between the warm tones of red, orange and yellow on the trees, the crisp air, nighttime bonfires and football season, you can pretty much find something to love. OH, I apologize to the hunters….we can’t forget hunting season!!
Anyway, Emily took full advantage of all things fall, and picked out literally the perfect outfits to accompany the settings. BRB- currently dying at how gorgeous she is in these…
Gage is a senior at Dumas High School this year, and if there ever was a ‘good ol country boy’ around, he is it.
He wanted to include his dog (which is family & you can’t tell him any different!), his truck, and football. He’s pretty good with a guitar, so we had to work that in too! We also had to do our traditional picture at the Dumas Police Station since his grandpa has worked there for years. I say traditional, because we started this at his moms request with his older brother, Tristan.
If there ever was a contagious smile, this girl has it. Abbie can light up a room when she walks in. She can also pull off a perfect ‘serious’ look- which is harder than you think! She chose the perfect location just outside of Dermott for her session. Gorgeous barns, pecan trees, and a front porch full of southern charm….a photographers dream!
I photographed Abbies older brother, Griffin, a few years back when he was a senior, and (although guys don’t like to hear this lol!) he’s just as photogenic as she is. To me, it is the highest honor to have a family come back to you time after time for portraits. That tells and shows you that you’ve done something right ❤
SO without making you wait any longer, here are some of Abbie’s favorites from her session: