Maddie's Summer Senior Portraits {Valley School of Ligonier Senior}

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I have known Maddie and her family since she was a little girl.  Maddie - I can't believe your graduating this year!  Maddie is an exceptional young woman graduating from Valley School of Ligonier.  She is a member of Future Business Leaders of America club and she also competes in farm shows - she placed at the state level this year!  You go girl!

We started Maddie's senior portraits by Green Lick Run in Mount Pleasant, PA.  She wanted to capture at least a few shots with her pup on the dock, so that's what we did!  

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From there we took a short drive to Kecksburg for an outfit change and some photos on her sister's farm.

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These were taken on a little bank of "weeds" - and though a bit precarious (it's not a session with me if I'm not tripping all over the place!) - I thought they turned out beautiful!

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Maddie's natural instinct is to tuck her hair behind her ears - I must have "fixed" it 50 times during this shoot, constantly reminding her not to touch it!  But Maddie - doesn't it look amazing?  It was worth it!

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Look at those natural waves!  I wish I woke up everyday with hair like that!

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Maddie's eyes are so unique - and she gets them from her father!  As I was editing her pictures every now and then I would come to one where I would think "She looks so much like her mother in this one."  It wasn't until I was putting this blog together that I realized all the photos I felt she looked like her mother in, she wasn't looking straight at the camera.  As soon as her eyes meet the camera she is her own person again, with those golden eyes just like her dad!

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When Maddie first contacted me about her senior photos I told her my first thought was that we needed to incorporate her horse - she had been thinking the same thing!  We both grew up around horses and I absolutely wanted to take advantage of that - it is not too often I get to do a beautiful photoshoot with a horse!  

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This was the first time I met Maddie's horse and when I set eyes on him I was stunned for a moment!  My mother had a horse the exact same breed that passed away years ago.  I personally haven't seen one (in person) for years - he is gorgeous!

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I can't get enough of these - beautiful Maddie!

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This one below is one of my absolute favorites - I have the urge to blow it up large and print it on metal!  Maybe it will be a sample of mine in the future...

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We wrapped up her senior session with a quiet moment in the grass, just before it started to rain.  I enjoy lying in the grass in the summer - but it's not something that I ever do enough!  I thought it was fitting to end with a bitter sweet moment of reflection.  

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You've accomplished so much for your young age, Maddie, and you have so much more ahead of you!  Thank you for asking me to do you senior photos - I loved every minute of it!

 

Contact me if you're interested in booking a session!