Sunday, May 10, 2009

Senior Portrait Session :: Elizabethtown 2009 Grad

What a wonderful way to end Mother's Day~ photographing this beautiful E-town soon-to-be graduate! And what a great way to end her 'official' last day of being 17~ she celebrates her 18th birthday tomorrow. I love photographing seniors, because half the fun is getting to find out all about their hopes and dreams for the future. She plans to attend school in Pittsburgh this fall and aspires to be a photojournalist...she comes from family of achievers, so I suspect we may just see her name credit in a big-time magazine someday! I think the first image below is my favorite...our goal was to come away with images to please both Mom & daughter, and I am thinking: mission accomplished!

just for fun, we made a stop in at her work~ cappuccino anyone?

love this one too...

and this one!

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree with Marci - I like the first one. And I also love the black and white pic, and the close up with the purple background is awesome as well!
    I still remember Steph/Irene with her sprouting black hair as a baby and her two long ponytails around age 2 or 3!


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