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SABRINA: OZARK SENIOR 2016 // OZARK MO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

My first impression upon meeting Sabrina was, "Why hasn't someone discovered this girl??" With her amazing bone structure, long hair, and sweet smile, she looked as if she had walked off the cover of a magazine. I asked her if she would want to do her session with more of an editorial/fashion vibe and she was totally game for that!

As I got to know Sabrina more during her shoot, she showed me that she was more than just a pretty face. She's whip smart, and loves science. She wants to become a dermatologist, and has plans to start her pre-med courses after high school.

Sabrina also loves fall color and we incorporated lots of gorgeous leaves and the backdrop of the Finley river into her session. She talked a lot about her family, and how she hoped she would be able to make it to her little brother's football game after our session. I could tell that family is very important to her. I even got to meet her dad Gary, and I could see how proud he is of his daughter. 

I look forward to shooting with Sabrina again in the future - as she and her parents have agreed to let her model for me from time to time. Collaborating with other creative people, whether they be models or other photographers, on personal and editorial work can be one of the most rewarding experiences. 

Thank you, Sabrina, for a wonderful and fun afternoon! I can't wait to get you in front of my camera again!

 

 

RACHEL: KICKAPOO SENIOR 2016 // SPRINGFIELD MO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

When I think of driven, determined, and hard-working young women, Rachel is at the top of the list. She not only goes to school full-time (and is even graduating early) but she has an after-school job, and is a competitive cheerleader with ICON. Rachel has competed in national cheer competitions, and won several trophies with her team. She has the ability to be both a flyer and a base, and the degree of her athleticism and skill is over the top - although she would never brag about that. She's far too humble. But her mama has told me all about it, as proud mamas do.

When a back injury sidelined Rachel from competing earlier this year, she still went to competitions to cheer on her teammates. Even though it was hard not to be up there with them, she knew that being there in spirit was important. She's making her way back to the spotlight with time, rehabilitation, and conditioning. Anyone who thinks that cheerleading is just cute girls in short skirts bouncing around with pom-poms should talk to Rachel. She is serious about her sport, has willingly suffered for it, and is an absolute perfectionist.

Rachel wants to be a nurse, and with her level of determination, the rigors of nursing school will have nothing on her. This is a girl who sees what she wants, and does anything and everything in her power to achieve her dreams. She has a lot to be proud of.

Lots of love and luck as you finish up your senior year, Rachel! Keep dreaming big.