Given one word to describe Ali, any form of Beautiful would be it! She is such a beautiful young woman, inside & out (as cliche' or cheesy as that sounds....it is so true & darn it, I'm going to say it)!
While my interaction with Ali is limited to my Garrett teaching days (I taught with her wonderful mother, Kathryn), & I periodically took her and her younger brother home from school; I have really enjoyed getting to know her a little better. Four years ago, I still remember my first impression of Ali was one of shock! I was blown away by her maturity! While we talked mostly about our shared interest in volleyball; I felt more like I was talking to a colleague or friend than a freshman in high school!!
Bring us to this fall, meeting up with her & her mother for this shoot was much of the same! I felt so privileged to just hang out with these two lovely women (really, it felt more like hanging out than doing a shoot)! And I have to say....Ali could NOT have been more perfect of a subject! I mean, seriously, look at her! She was just so natural in front of the lens that she made me look like I knew what I was doing:) Being my first senior girl shoot, I was spoiled! As we passed MANY other photographers & seniors throughout the day, I felt just proud to be the one shooting Ali!!
So if you haven't seen any of the sneak peek shots, I'm going to post them again here just so you can see what I'm bragging about!
I know! Right?! These are just a fraction of the pictures I'm loving! I'm going to have a difficult time choosing a handful for this blog, but that is exactly why I do a digital library for every shoot!
After stopping at a coffee shop to change outfits & warm up a bit, we headed over to the Well's Street Bridge. We were pretty entertained by some locals, which allowed for some natural & beautiful smiles/laughs from Ali!
P.S. Her rad leather jacket was her father's when he was younger!
Just because we didn't want to use many props or make it seem too 'seniory', I have to post these next couple to represent a little 'Senior'... '2015'!!! You're welcome Ali:)!!
Side note: I told you there were a million other senior shoots going on, & this 'SENIORS!' was already written on the wall.
I know you guys want to see more of Ali's senior pics, so check out her digital library- ALI'S GALLERY!!
I'm so glad I ran into you shopping, Kathryn, & was able to set up a shoot with Ali!! You both are such beautiful people & I'm glad to know you!! Ali, I hope you enjoy the rest of your senior year & I can't wait to hear where life takes you next year! God has great plans for you!!