This portrait session was extra special, because it was for my not-so-little cousin, Amanda! She reached out for me to capture her senior photos, and of course, I couldn’t say no! Especially since senior sessions are a bit of a rarity for me due to my schedule filling up with engagements and weddings. So, any chance that I get to capture a senior graduating to a new stage of life, I always have a ton of fun. The fact that this senior happened to be family made it all the more special for me!
Growing up, we practically looked like sisters. We are two among the family who have both been blessed with curly hair and we embrace it as much as possible! Over the years, I love that we have become closer. I’ve seen her mature into a wonderful, beautiful young lady who has her sights set to go to college after graduating high school.
Amanda wanted something unique for her senior session. She had recently traveled to Charleston, South Carolina and loved the scenery there. I suggested that if she wanted a “Charleston” look closer to home, we could go to Old Town Alexandria, where I’ve captured many weddings and engagement sessions as a photographer in Virginia. I am familiar with the area and I knew it would be the perfect spot for us to create these senior memories for her!
It was nice to have my family come down to the city for this session. I love my family so much and spending time with them is one of my favorite things to do! So it was really special when Amanda’s mom (my aunt) came along to Amanda’s session! Bringing Amanda and her mother into Old Town Alexandria, showing them the sights, and sharing time with them was truly wonderful!
While walking around the city, and taking photos, we laughed and caught up with each other, and I learned all about Amanda’s future goals: attending Penn State Mont Alto, and possibly studying for a business degree! I cannot wait to see where college, and life, takes her in the years to come!
It was such an honor to capture Amanda’s senior photos. This session was a nice break between all the weddings I’ve photographed lately. And anytime I get to photograph a session for a family member it’s always extra special to me!
Amanda, thank you for making me a part of this milestone in your life! Capturing these memories for you meant so much to me, as I hope it did to you as well. May your college life be productive, fun, and blessed!
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