Connor | Judah Christian senior fall photos

Connor is a senior basketball player at Judah Christian School in Champaign, and he is a fashion fanatic. When he mentioned his shoe collection in his questionnaire 3 times, I knew the shoes were going to be a big part of the shoot! His mom offered to carry them all in from the car, which was no easy task! Connor works hard for his shoes that and has earned the money to pay for nearly all of them himself.

He also has a couple of music artists that he follows closely, and so the images on the white wall are an homage to those talents. When he’s not shopping for shoes, Connor likes to attend concerts with his family and friends.

The last part of our shoot we were aiming to bring in the fall theme, so we went to Crystal Lake Park where the trees were just starting to turn. It was a gorgeous fall day, and we lucked out with a bit of sunshine.

Best of luck with the rest of your senior year at Judah and the basketball season, Connor!

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Tyler | Mahomet Bulldogs senior wrestler

Tyler lives across the street from us, so I was thrilled when his dad contacted me about taking Tyler’s senior photos. Tyler is involved in several activities at high school, but his favorite is wrestling, so we made sure to do some photos at the school with the Bulldog mascot, the mat room, and then played with some orange and blue lights for some school spirit. He was a really good model, though I know I didn’t make him smile nearly enough!! He definitely has that tough wrestler look down though, right?

Grace | Senior Pictures of a Farm Girl

I cannot say enough good things about this amazing girl Grace! She’s a homeschooled senior, and is involved in a ton of extracurricular activities. She’s a dancer, which we had a super fun time with at the tail end of her session, playing with the sunset colors and my flash equipment. She and her family have a slew of animals and livestock, so there are lots of chores to be done by her and her siblings every day too! Grace loves her goats — I don’t know if you can read her t-shirt, but it says “Life is better with goats,” and we also snapped a few shots with her llama, her sheep, a favorite barn cat, and one of her bantam chickens.

The thing that Grace is the most passionate about though is the lobbying work she has done in Springfield on behalf of her dad and many others in his situation. And she’s not done yet! She’s working on another bill and said she’d like to potentially enter the political arena once she has her college degree. She has lofty goals, and I have no doubt she’ll achieve all of them with her determination and drive. She wants to become a registered nurse, but also wants to pursue minors in political science and Spanish. Her ideal career path would take her in one of three directions — the medical field, a criminal prosecutor, or a political lobbyist.

Grace loves God, coffee, her animals, and dancing. Chatting with her and her mother for a few minutes after the session, I got just a glimpse of her passion for the lobbying work she’s already doing. She is full of ideas, personality, and poise. She is beautiful inside and out, and so intelligent. I know she is going to go places! I can’t wait to follow along as she enters college and see where the road ahead takes her!