I have found in my work as a senior photographer, that one person’s view of beauty or confidence may be different than another’s. One young lady may feel gorgeous with a full makeup look, complete with false lashes and beautiful contouring…another may love a natural look, with a natural look and simple hair. I don’t believe one is right, or “enough”…I celebrate it all with you because I think YOU are enough, just as you are. I know many seniors may feel uncomfortable voicing their preferences; they may feel that they are wearing too much makeup, or they may feel they are the only ones who don’t want a lot of fuss or fanfare. I hope you know that whatever you want, I want that for you, because that is who you are. Don’t feel like you can’t be what you want, or that you have to impress everyone simply because its what everyone else is doing. Bella shared with me that she loves having her hair and makeup done, but also feels comfortable with a bare face and casual clothes. I think both are so important, and I loved that she feels confident, no matter what. She is a senior, and had been eagerly waiting her chance to join my senior squad! “I grew up adoring Lisa’s work, and when the senior squad was brought up, I knew I had to be a part of it”, she explains, “I wanted senior photos that felt like me, and that would show off the styles that I love”.
Bella currently works at the deli at Briar Patch, in addition to her studying at NU Tech, a school that was able to help her flourish in her academic needs. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and with her beloved French bulldogs. Animals are one of her main passions, and she hopes to volunteer at a shelter when she has more free time. Practicing creative makeup skills is another thing that holds her interest, and her future plans include going to beauty school to become a certified esthetician and professional makeup artist. Additionally, she loves to travel, and her bucket list includes seeing different types of architecture and trying new authentic cuisines! Her mother is a big source of inspiration to her, and Bella says “My mom inspires me because she’s always made it on her own, and never has had to ask for help.” This bright and driven young lady has so many wonderful options ahead of her, and I wish her the best!