Since I was in high school, things have sure changed. I feel there are so many pressures on young women today, to be certain things; skinny, pretty, popular. Social media has made this even more evident, with girls vying for things like “thigh gaps”, perfectly highlighted hair, and looking good from all angles. It’s exhausting. So when I meet young ladies who are smart, brave, kind, and focused on improving themselves in all aspects of their lives, it makes me feel really grateful. Because I know it takes a lot to withstand societal pressures, and to simply be yourself! Maddie is one of those amazing gals who has managed to do just that, and she is preparing herself to go into a helping career (nursing).
I was so glad she chose me out of the many local photographers that were available to her. Her friend Amy referred her to me, and she had seen lots of my senior portraits from other friends as well. Maddie attends Nevada Union High School, and graduated recently in the Class of 2017. She enjoyed participating in many activities available at her school, but especially cheerleading, and she’s passionate about sports medicine. “I’d say my friends would probably describe me as loud, happy and independent”, she explained, “I am a very happy and loving person, and I think my classmates will probably remember me as someone who wasn't afraid to speak my mind.” Maddie cares deeply for her friends, and says her last birthday party was one of her favorite high school moments. As far as fashion goes, she says her style is “fierce” (just like her!), and enjoys shopping on sites like Amazon for the latest trends, adding, “I am love pretty and preppy looks, and heels and lipstick really makes me feel confident.” We incorporated her love of florals and nature into her modern, urban session. Maddie, I’m really proud of the woman I see in these images, and I know your family is, too! They were really looking forward to displaying some of these images on their walls, and there’s no question why.
I really enjoy serving the Placer County and Nevada County areas with my elite senior portraiture, and I’d love to hear from you! Please schedule your shoot today!