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Elaine - High Point Senior Photographer

“Cultivate the light you have within you, and it will SHINE through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley

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Have you ever met someone who just seems to radiate light? Elaine is one of those people for me - and probably by anyone that meets her. I had the opportunity to get to know her for 8 months and I can tell you this, I could have used a few more months with this special girl. But, she needed to spread her light around to some other people as she begins her Senior year of High School.


She is an amazing writer and artist. She is a good friend. She is wise beyond her years. She loves serving others. She is full of hope and goodness. I hope you all have an Elaine in your life.

We were able to sneak away for a couple hours just a few days before she moved away and I am so glad we did. The images from her session just bring a smile to my face.

Prom 2018 - Greensboro Senior Photographer

At the beginning of March, I was asked to take some pictures of the youth from church before they headed off to  Prom.  I did not hesitate to say YES!  They met as a group before the dance for pictures and dinner.  I know I've said this before, but I really love spending time with teenagers.  Being that I am still squarely in the midst of life with little kids, I find being with the teens a breath of fresh air and it really makes me look forward to those years with my own children.

Teens often get a bad rep, but I'm not sure why.  If you spend time with them, you'll find that they are smart, friendly and excited about what's to come in life.  They're not yet run down by the responsibilities of adulthood but out of the silly childhood years - it's an awesome phase of life.  My hours with the youth at church each week and during my Senior sessions, I find are some of the most inspiring and joyful hours of my week.  

Take a look at how awesome and happy they all looked!  It was so fun watching them all squeal with delight and huge smiles as they gathered together.  (And because Mamas play a huge role in how these kids turn out, I always like to include Mom in my teen sessions.)