Senior Portraits – Cony

Y’all… this senior portrait session… so. good. First of all, I was so excited to get to photograph Cony because she was one of my amazing Orientation Leaders. Second, there are super fun personal details – including a superhero appearance. Third, Cony brought friends with her & all of us were cracking up throughout pretty much the whole shoot.

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Cony, you were killing it right off the bat! This is one of the first shots I took, and I LOVE this one of you!!

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I love this one too!!

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Ok so this was so fun… Cony mentioned that she’d sworn not to touch the SFA sign until it was time for her graduation, so I got to capture that moment for her! Loved that. And getting that detail shot of her SFA ring as she touched the sign? Even better!

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This was such a fun idea! The Spiderman cap was awesome enough, but then revealing the superhero attire under her gown? Perfection.

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One of my most favorite SFA traditions is decorating axe handles. We exchange them within the orientation staff, and it’s so fun to see what everyone comes up with. I love how this shot of Cony’s ring turned out tucked into the tulle bow on her axe handle!

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Y’all know I love a good laughing shot… and Cony, you did not disappoint! I think I’ll not mention (or show) what was going on behind me…

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SFA is seriously a gorgeous campus – especially in the spring time!

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Cony, you’re beautiful!!!

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I had to snag a shot of the entourage before we wrapped up the shoot! I seriously had a blast with y’all!

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Cony, I am so proud of all of the things you’ve accomplished during your time at SFA, and it’s been incredible to watch you grow into the leader you are! SFA’s a better place because of you, and I can’t wait to see what big things you accomplish next! Thanks for letting me be the one to take your pictures!

Senior Portraits – Sarah

Last weekend I got to meet Sarah for her senior portrait shoot early Saturday morning, I just had a blast! The weather was amazing – nice & cool – and the morning light was just LOVING Sarah! It was definitely a great way to kick off a Showcase Saturday.

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Sarah will be earning her Biology degree, and with her sweet nature and good sense of humor, I know she’s going to do such a great job as a teacher! I hope you end up getting placed in a second grade class like you want, Sarah!

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Love this one!

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Sarah, you are so pretty, girl!

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Of course we had to get a few shots with the iconic Surfin’ Steve!

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Um… hello, Gorgeous! Love these next few!

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That pale mint blazer was sooo cute on Sarah! Kinda made me want to go get one for myself haha. And that smile? Even better!

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Another favorite for sure!

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Sarah – I truly enjoyed getting to know you and laughing about the things little kids say – I wish you many years of funny classroom stories! Enjoy the last few weeks of your time here at SFA!

Senior Portraits – Jessica O.

Ok, y’all… I know I say this a lot, but I just LOVE photographing college seniors, and I LOVE when we are able to incorporate details that make the shoot really personal! And this shoot definitely has that!

Jessica, I loved getting to know you and taking your graduation photos! You are so nice & easy-going, and I really appreciate the way I can tell you put so much importance on family & friends.

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One of the amazing personal details Jessica brought with her was this charm bracelet with a photo of her father. I love getting the close shot of Lumberjacks with their graduation gear on and putting up their “axe” – and being able to have something so special included in that shot makes it even better!

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LOVE this one! Jessica, you’re beautiful!!

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In addition to earning her Mathematics degree, Jessica also competed on the SFA Volleyball team – which y’all know I love as a former volleyball player myself! Even though we were up bright & early for Jessica’s senior portraits, her roommate /teammate came up to campus to jump into a few shots too.

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Another thing y’all have probably caught on to is how I love to get detail shots of my seniors’ SFA ring if they have one – Jessica upped that by one and brought her Southland Conference champion ring!

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I love this next set of images!

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Another sweet, personal detail was this framed photo of Jessica’s dad with the phrase “Dad – forever my hero” on it – love, love, love.

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Jessica wanted a natural background and feel for her images, so of course we headed over to the SFA Arboretum – nothing quite like these East Texas gardens in spring time! I have no idea what this plant is with the drapey white flowers, but gosh do I love it!

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This has to be a favorite – Jessica, you are seriously so pretty! Just love your blue eyes!

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Ahhhh that sweet, soft morning light was just loving Jessica!

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Jessica & her sister have matching tattoos with a heart & infinity symbol, and I loved the way it peeked out over the top of her dress. When I asked her the story behind the tattoo, and found out it had family ties, I had to grab a quick shot!

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Another favorite!

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Jessica, congrats again on your upcoming graduation & all you accomplished while at SFA! I wish you nothing but the best as you move on into interning & starting your career. Thank you for letting me be the one to help you commemorate this amazing time in your life!