This was a session filled with laughter, fun, and the perfect weather (eye wink)! As most spring time days are, it was windy! But through patience, strategic location selection, and the invaluable tool of having Dannie (my stylist) on hand, we made the wind work with us and not against us. A photographer can’t ask for much more than that, right? Meet McKay, a senior from Hyde Park High School, who was referred to me by her sister. I shot her older sister 5 years ago, when this business was just a baby. It was so fun to see her mom, Kelly’s, reaction to the changes and growth that have taken place since then. This beautiful gal came prepared for her session with the sweetest attitude, easygoing spirit, and a wardrobe that was effortlessly chic and elegant. At Hyde Park, she stays very busy with school cheerleading, competitive cheer, and Young Life (which is an organization that helps young people grow in their faith, and become leaders in their communities). When she’s not participating in those activities, she loves wake-surfing, dining out with friends, and being with her family.
Her personal style is a mix of classic and bohemian, and she shies away from preppy brands like J Crew and Lilly Pulitzer, instead opting for the more carefree styles from Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. I loved the flowy white blouse she wore with distressed jeans, and a string of colorful beads. She really wanted photos that weren’t overly edited, and that showed off who she is. “I think you do a great job of capturing what each person wants”, she explains, “I love all the outfits your clients choose, and I really just want to have fun and take pictures that represent me.” I think we achieved that goal! McKay will be attending Baylor after graduation, and plans to major in pre-physical therapy. “In five years, I will hopefully be graduated, and thinking about getting married, and I definitely want to be doing plenty of travel”, she adds. Congrats, sweet girl, on your senior year, and I know you are well on your way to seeing all of your dreams come true!