As a photographer, I meet many, many seniors and their parents. Some simply stand out, whether for their spunk, beauty, or their personality, and Savanna is one of those girls! She is someone who enters your heart immediately and makes an impression with her charm and her poise. This beautiful girl is from Rouse High School, and was one of my recent clients…I loved working with her, and seeing the way her smile truly lights up a room! She credits her bright personality to her biggest role model: her mom. I can’t say I blame her…..her mom is AMAZING! Seeing how much she admires and respects the most important woman in her life was truly inspiring, and she adds, “My mom Lori is the strongest person I know, and I don’t know what I would do without her. She is more than just my mom, she is my very best friend, my person, and the one I go to for everything. She has also overcome many things in her own life, and has gone on to become the person, wife, and mom she can be.” After this shoot, Savanna headed off to Texas Tech, and the separation was a hard adjustment. “With being so far from home, it’s been hard”, she explains, “Still, my mom has never left my side and continues to push me to be the best I can be. I hope to become even half the amazing person that she is, and I am so thankful to have her”. One thing that her mom has instilled in her is a sense of compassion and kindness for others, and helping them feel wanted and loved. “Our world today lacks the passion to be kind”, she shared, “Personally, I strive daily to make someone feel special, even if it’s just through a simple smile. We need more people who can do that, and I do believe it would make our world a better place.”
Another one of her great passions is dance. Savanna was an active dancer for sixteen years, and is was so important to her. She has since ended her dance career upon her high school graduation, but it remains one of her biggest accomplishments, and something she is incredibly proud of. As a dancer, she learned lessons about work ethic and dedication, and she applies those things to her life in college, daily. I was so honored to work with such a caring and lovely young lady, and for her shoot, I knew I wanted to find a locale that suited her sweet spirit. Since I believe in giving seniors a wide variety of spots for their images, we chose some that had industrial accents, and some outdoor sessions. Even more importantly, I like to choose spots that may hold dear memories or have some sort of value to them. The first two locations did, for sure! Her stunning blue formal dress stood out amongst the greenery that surrounded us, and the effect was like a storybook! It was hard to choose any favorites, but I hope that her and her family cherish these beautiful images forever, and always are able to look back on her senior year with fondness.