ABBIE: Senior Session

I've met with a lot of Seniors this year...

A. LOT.

at least for me...

typically, I have stuck with family sessions and running after toddlers...putting leaves on my head, making ridiculous noises, telling camp stories, singing songs...

you know...the usual stuff...

Senior sessions have actually been this quiet reprieve from it all...

and I must admit, as my daughters are getting older, there is a curiosity in me for these emerging young adults...their perspective on life, their anticipation of the future...

So what are Senior Pictures for in the first place?  Why has it become such a huge thing?  I remember when I had my senior pictures...I sat in a studio, folded my hands on a large mirror and rested my head upon them while my ever-so-large pink hoop earrings floated down upon my cheek...

my mom thought I looked angelic...

I don't wish to comment...

Anyway, as I was asking...what is the big deal about senior pictures...do they NEED to be a big deal?

Here's my take on it...

It's a LIFE event...a life story...

When a newborn arrives, we coo and ooo and ahh and we take a gazillion pictures...we pose them and wrap them and send out announcements to tell the world that he or she has arrived in our home...

As the years pass we have the milestone pictures...the school pics, the birthday party pics..sports and first day of school....onto homecoming and prom...these are all part of the "story of life"...the little stops in our life journey.

As a senior, they are embarking on the NEXT journey...the one that is completely different from what they've ever known...Mom & Dad aren't physically with them every step of the way any longer, decisions are now made as an individual, career choices, finance decisions...it's all quickly being placed on their shoulders...

Senior pictures are a type of "remembrance" for the family but also a courageous send-off for the Senior.  For them to SEE themselves for WHO they have become...to bolster up their confidence, that they CAN do this thing called LIFE!

Abbie is a senior that has reached so much of her potential and it just keeps coming...and yet she's humble and gentle and kind...As she, her mom and I walked around, it was easy to see why so many people are attracted to her...her heart is full and there is no pretense with her...

I wanted to encourage HER...to let her get a glimpse of what WE all see in her...because perhaps, she doesn't focus on "self", but rather everyone else & how to encoruage others...she may not have noticed the strength & beauty that she possesses...

Abbie, you shine girl!






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