Let the future come into each moment
like a rising sun.
– “Be Here Now” by Mason Jennings
This is a quote that Claire will be using in her yearbook and this is her interpretation of it : “I am really excited to graduate and I am looking forward to what the future holds, but this year is my last in high school and I don’t want to wish it away. These pictures capture a moment in my life that is important, no matter what exciting things might happen in the future. So i guess just savoring the present to put it simply.”
So many great words come to my mind when I think of Claire! She is a bit shy at the beginning but when she starts opening up, her smile is able to warm up anyone! Beautiful! Inside and out! Smart and very artistic. She studies calculus, anatomy, american literature, history and theater in one of Roanoke’s High Schools. She’s thinking about studying psychology and criminal justice. In the meanwhile she’s working on a thesis paper on combating sex trafficking, hoping to become a counselor to victims in the future.
She likes to play the guitar as a hobby, but she didn’t bring the guitar with her. She didn’t think it was that important ( I believe she was too shy to just show up with it too). Oh well, I thought. Then, all at a sudden, walking downtown we both see this huge store window full of hanging guitars… I looked at her and her eyes were glittering. So, I said, worst case scenario they will say no. We walked in The Fret Mill Music Co., and I talked to the owner, Kevin, which was very nice and allowed us to borrow one of the guitars for the shoot and bring it outside, together with a stool. I am sooooo happy we did. Claire just loosened up playing the guitar and she was totally in her element and I got some great senior pictures that document that side of her too.
For this senior session, initially we headed downtown and then at the Mill Mountain Star in Roanoke. She wanted an urban look, but she also wanted some shots with the fall colors. I really had fun! It was nice to walk downtown looking for locations to shoot and she was so great! By the time we got up to the star the sun was setting down and the light was just perfect. I couldn’t have asked for more! Having the chance to capture some amazing senior pictures of an amazing Roanoke Senior 2013 AND having perfect lighting and weather ! Contact me now to schedule your personalized portrait session!!!
Thank you Claire for allowing me to document this important moment of transition in your life! It fills my heart knowing that there are amazing teens like you around that not only concentrate on their lives but are willing to dedicate their time to others that are in need and that really feel for it like you do.