If I had to go back to high school, I’d have wanted to be friends with this girl. She’s unbelievably kind, smart, and friendly. Grace attends Hyde Park High School, where she’s preparing for graduation, and enjoying senior year. In addition to being a very strong student, she also loves participating in softball and basketball, and works as an athletic trainer. Being such a kind, giving spirit, she also enjoys spending time volunteering in her community, and abroad in places like Lima, Peru. Her faith is important to her, and she’s involved in YoungLife (she cites her Young Life leader as one of her biggest role models), and helps out at vacation bible school in the summer. She enjoys anatomy and physiology, and hopes to enter the field of nursing after graduation.
Like many of the seniors who come to me for portraits, Grace loves fashion, and was thrilled about choosing her outfits and selecting the right looks for our locations and styling. “My normal school day clothes are part of our school dress code”, she explains, “I’d typically wear black skinny jeans and a flannel top on a regular day, and I love high waisted denim, rompers, and shirts with cropped styles.” Free People and Urban Outfitters are where she enjoys shopping most, and she likes to check out JoJo Fletcher (The Bachelorette)’s celeb style when she looks for new trends! When it came time to schedule her senior photos, she wanted a combination of urban settings and country fields. We were able to bring those ideas to life, and the dreamy maxi dress she wore in the field was perfection. After graduation, as we mentioned, she hopes to attend college, but also plans to skydive, travel to Africa, and swim with sharks!