The brilliant light within this beautiful senior shines through in each image. Having known her since she was born, taking her senior portraits was extra special and bittersweet. She chose her grandparent’s home, the place her dad grew up, the place she visits throughout the year for holidays and celebrations, the place where grandpa’s lemons grow in abundance and his chopped wood is piled up for chilly evenings, the place her mom and dad spent many game nights during their dating days, the place her grandparents have made a home for all who visit. Each image shows glimpses of childhood memories, a perfect place to capture this moment in her life.
While we were taking these portraits her mom, dad and sisters were just outside the images, suggesting spots, laughing together and just being a part of the morning. The love and support this family has for one another is seen in her smile, in the light in her eyes and the way she carries herself. The motivation, intelligence, focus and genuine full heart that Rachel possesses have already taken her so far, in what seems like a short time to me. As she continues onward every door is open, opportunities are yet to be explored, there are adventures to be found and so so much to experience.
Congratulations, Rachel! The rest of this year will go fast, soak up every bit of it, there is plenty of time for what is yet to come. xoxo