TALENT! TALENT! TALENT! This girl has so many talents- from dancing to Cheerleading to a young philanthropist through the girl scouts. I am so impressed by her drive, compassion, and kindness. We decided to spend the day in one of her favorite places, Lake Tahoe! But lets back up bit to the moment I knew I wanted to work with Grace. I had found her through mutual friends/clients and could tell she was exactly the kind of senior I wanted to work with. At the time we were not able to work together but by a twist of fate she showed up at my office one day for a consultation (her mom had booked the appointment and I didn’t know it was her coming in). We talked about her vision for the shoot and what I envisioned, we definitely were on the same page. Her mom, mine and Grace’s energy were the same and I knew this session was going to be so much fun! Fast forward to the day of the session and the gratefulness that they showed me the entire session it just touched my heart so much. They had been bummed Grace hadn’t been able to join my Senior Model Team in the beginning of the year and at one point they expressed that. In that moment I knew I needed to welcome her onto the team. We had just lost a girl due to a move out of state, I paused and said “well actually we do still have an open spot.” I have never seen anyone so excited, and I am talking about her mom hahaha! she literally jumped in the air and expressed “Oh Melissa are you serious?” I was very serious! Grace and her mom got so excited and it just made my whole year! I need this type of energy in my life always! 

I love getting the chance to photograph my seniors with their parents. Jennifer was crying so much in the photo it was so touching. Off in the distance you can see their condo which made it so special to shoot in this location. Peep the dancing queen in these next photos! 

Destination shoots are so much fun! You get to explore new spaces and it really helps my creative juices flow shooting in new spots. We wrapped up her session on the beach of course showing off her cheer skills and then ended the night having a nice dinner together and amazing conversation. I love getting to go to dinner after with my clients it adds so much to the experience and I get to know them on whole other level. Thank you Grace and Jennifer for such a wonderful day!