This past June, Christina contacted me for her senior session. Let me tell you something about Christina- she’s hilarious. She has personality for days. She describes herself as “Kind-hearted, giving, and considerate”, all admirable traits. Christina and I discussed the locations for her session, she had one place near and dear to her heart, the ranch where she grew up. The ranch was her first choice, the old East Coulee bridge, her second. Christina also had another request- photos with her beloved horse. I was more than happy to oblige- a ranch, a horse, and a gorgeous girl? What’s not to love! Christina’s session stayed true to who she is at heart, in her words “I wanted to stay true to who I was, laid back and classy”, and she did just that. Adorned in jeans, and a a sweater that made her eyes pop, she stole the show. Her only accessory a special hat. “I chose a cowboy hat that belonged to my great-grandfather who passed away, it holds sentimental value” said Christina, of the single accessory she choose. Christina’s only concern for the day; “The weather, but the mood set was so cool!” she said of the over cast day we shot her session on. The soft grey clouds that covered the sky created fabulous lighting for her session. As we traipsed around the ranch shooting her portraits, Christina got more and more comfortable in front of my camera, the conversation flowed, and she shined. We even hopped in the truck and took a tour through the cow field down to the river where we found a serene landscape that any Drumhellion knows all too well.
Christina took her session a step further by putting on her amazing graduation dress for the second half of her session. Her dress, oh her dress! It. Was. Fabulous. It was shiny, and flow-y, it sparkled. You just have to see it to believe it. A special dress, a special young woman, and of course, a special horse. It was perfect.
Christina has some advise for the seniors considering, or that have booked a session for the 2014/2015 school year- “Let loose! Have fun with it!”.
As Christina goes off to Lakeland college, where she’s starting her studies to become a veterinary medical assistant, I wish her the very best of luck in her studies, and this next big step. Congratulations Christina! Always follow your heart, and your dreams.
Now, who’s ready to see all the gorgeousness you’ve just been reading about…
For a look at all the images from Christina’s session, watch the video slide show below: