Oh, to be young and fun again (ok, so I'm not THAT old, thankyouverymuch). But seriously, to be a senior in college and have the world as my oyster again. Would I change anything? Absolutely not. I worked for Young Life, I met my husband, I re-discovered my passion for photography....but there is something so special about this time of life. senior year. of college. If you had to do it over- would you change anything?
You've now had REAL life experience. You've moved away, you've made new friends. You are coming to the end of something wonderful and life-changing and starting something new and exciting in just a few short months. But then I forget about how stressful it was: what was I going TO DO with the rest of my life? I will miss my friends. Will anyone ever hire me?
If I go back and read my journal from my Senior Year, I would probably laugh at myself. That is why I think it is SO AWESOME that I have a couple of lifestyle sessions lined up for seniors in college. I would love to have images of what I was like...then. I would love to have some photos of me that didn't include being dressed up for a skit from that year of my life. I did go to a formal. My best friend, Leah, and I wore 80's prom dresses. Yea, we took it seriously. I didn't walk in graduation. There aren't even any cheesy cap and gown pictures of me from college (remind me to check around for my diploma to make sure I graduated.) So that is why these pictures are so special. Senior Year.
Meet Aly. I would especially love shots of me from my senior year if I was this stinkin' cute and had such stinkin' cute clothes. All future clients please take note of the amazingness that is Aly's wardrobe ( or her roommate's, but hey, that the beauty of college- A HUGE wardrobe) I never have people to share clothes with anymore. Joe's clothes don't fit me quite as good as Leah's did. Wait a minute, Leah's didn't fit either- dang it. Ok, my sisters clothes, when I came home and stole them from her closet and took them back to my apartment. Yea. I don't have a large wardrobe anymore. I digress- meet Aly. She is awesome.
You may remember Mat and Katie from their Bellyshoot from a couple of months ago. You know, she was the one that captivated all of you with her georgious eyes and amazing confidence...yea, her. We love her. She now hangs on a canvas in my office. She will forever be pregnant in Lindsey Lee Photography land.
But the baby did come! Saturday their precious little gift arrived and I headed over yesterday to capture their new family as they figure out this crazy new journey together. Katie looks amazing and calm...Mat looks frazzled:), but in all of that they have this new little bundle that is absolutely perfect. I mean perfect- these two people who loved each other now have this new person to love and care for. This is how we know that there is a God that loves us. This is a four day old baby. This is a miracle.
photoshoot over. baby hungry. but seriously, how can you not love even this cry face?
Emily and Aaron were married at the beautiful St. Mary's Chapel in downtown Charlotte. How it works at St. Mary's is that you rent the chapel by the hour- and there was a wedding before theirs- so we all showed up right before go time!
It was a candle-lit ceremony and they were surrounded by close family and friends. Emily and Aaron were married by her grandfather, which was absolutely touching and heartbreaking all at the same time. We didn't get to do many shots before the ceremony, but I was OBSESSED with Emily's look. She had vintage-chic NAILED. I think you will see what I mean. Enjoy just a few favorites.
Another beautiful senior! Meet Jaz. Besides being young, fun and fabulous....she is Wake-Forest or some other amazing college-bound! Go Jaz!
I don't want to hurry life away- or hurry away summer....but boy is it exciting to not be shooting in 97 degree weather. We had the perfect day for her shoot and I had lots of fun locations picked out. You will also notice a new fun chair I got at the Hillsville flea market (oh flea markets, how I love thee). That's a whole other blog post- but I sure was excited to use it with Jaz and it happened to go perfectly with one of her outfits.
I am always amazed with the grace and poise my clients have, and Jaz is no exception. She will captivate ya- watch out! Enjoy!