Rebekah's Senior Session | Kennesaw State University Graduate

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When I met Rebekah, about a year and a half ago, it was during a very exciting time in her family’s life. Her sister, Makayla, was getting married! While I was photographing Makayla and Tyler’s wedding I met Rebekah! Her and I connected on Instagram and Facebook and have kept in touch over the months. I noticed Rebekah started posting videos she was creating for her college’s sports program. They were incredible! I reached out to Rebekah and asked if she would be interested in helping me out on a project of my own. I REALLY needed an updated promo video. We discussed my ideas and she shared some of her’s too! Last Friday we finished up my video and planned to photograph her senior session as well!!

It was a very busy day BUT y’all! how gorgeous is her session!?!?! I’m so thrilled! The light was perfect and the location. . .I’m a little partial because it’s our farm but I just love it!! Rebekah has a smile that will light up a room and I was able to capture it so beautifully! Rebekah just finished up her very last class at Kennesaw State University this week and is ready for graduation! She has several job offers and with her talent and kindness I have no doubt she will be successful in the next phase of her life!!!

Congratulations Rebekah!!! 

 
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Madison Forrester | Senior Session at Costly Mill Park

I was so excited to get to photograph Madison Forrester's senior session and even more excited to get to know her better. Her testimony is so inspiring and her outlook on life after all that she has been through is even more amazing. Madison is a high school senior at Social Circle High School and also attending college classes at Georgia State University. During her senior session with me, her mom and dad were both there. I could just see how proud they are of her! Please enjoy her story below as Madison explains some of the trials her and her beautiful heart have been through over past 17 years. :) "My dad was in the Air Force when I was born and we were stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina. I was born with a heart problem that was so complex, they advised me to go to a surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), because he was the best and could do all 5 necessary repairs at one time. I was flown by jet while my parents drove 9 hours to get to me. I had my first surgery at 5 days old. Dr. Spray was able to repair my heart and I recovered like a champ.

My dad got out of the Air Force after my surgery so we could move back home to Georgia to be with our family. I had to have another open heart surgery when I was 2 1/2 months old at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. That surgery was also a success and I bounced back in no time. I had to have another surgery when I was 4 1/2 years old. This surgery required me to have a mechanical valve put in my heart. Having this mechanical valve in my heart requires me to take a blood thinner called Coumadin. This keeps my blood from clotting around that valve. Coumadin is very hard to regulate and it's a constant battle to make sure my blood is not too thick or thin. I always have to be very careful, but I haven't let it slow me down. I have to watch what I eat because foods rich in Vitamin K will affect my Coumadin.

I just can't do a lot of things most kids get to do because of possibly having a blow to the chest or risking bleeding out if my blood were to be too thin. I can't play contact sports like softball or soccer, but I found other things to do. I did ballet and tap dancing. I took guitar lessons and I played some tennis for fun. I also cheered for many years. Along the way I found my true passion...cooking! I have been cooking since I was 4 years old.

The doctors told my parents when I was born that I could have a learning disability, but I have always made straight A's with and occasional B and I take advanced classes. I am in my senior year of high school and will be taking all college classes. Sometimes it's scary when my blood gets too thick or thin because I have to be extra careful, but that's ok because I am special. When it's quiet, I can hear my heart valve clicking away. It's a really good sound! I have the best parents and family in the world that love me unconditionally. I have a wonderful boyfriend of almost 2 years that loves me for who I am and is my best friend. The one thing that keeps me going the most, is my love for Jesus and knowing he always has me cradled in his hands. I have never been ashamed of my scars. I wear them proudly because I have earned them!"

Y'all, I was in tears after reading her story. Isn't she just incredible! Two cheers to you Madison!!! I hope you have the most incredible last year of high school/first year of college!

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Marissa Wheeler's Eastside High School Senior Session

I met Marissa Wheeler during a photoshoot at our business, AllStar AirSoft, in Covington for the Eastside High School cheerleading squad. They were selling ads for their calendar and we purchased an advertisement for our airsoft field. The calendar is a fabulous fundraiser for the cheerleading squad and I was SO excited to get to do this shoot! It was so much fun and the ladies looked great! Marissa contacted me a few months after the calendar shoot, asking me to photograph her senior session. What an honor it was to get to hang out with her and document her final year of high school! She told me her plans to attend college and become a nurse.

Good luck this last year doll! Praying you get into the college of your choice!

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Rutledge, Ga Senior Session | Sydney Carter c/o 2016

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I photographed Sydney and her family over four years ago.  She was such a cute girl back then! And now a beautiful young lady. I had so much fun getting to know her all over again. Her smile and giggles are contagious! We found many gorgeous backdrops in the sweet little town of Rutledge. Sydney is involved in Theater at Salem High School and plays the piano. 

Happy Senior Year Sydney!
Love.
H.

Haley | Class of 2014

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This is my niece, Haley!  She is a senior this year at Social Circle High School.  She is an excellent student and super awesome chick!

For the longest time, much like most teenagers about to leave high school, Haley was undecided on what she wanted to do after high school.

So, she began to pray! :)  She asked God to show her His path for her life after high school.

A mission trip to Romania came up.  She knew immediately that was for her and that God was leading her straight into the ministry!

This summer she will travel to Romania on God's mission and return to attend Georgia Perimeter College for the next two years.  She plans to transfer to a university to become a teacher and continue her mission work.

It's hard to believe she is graduating high school this coming up year.  We are all so very proud of you and your faith!

We love you bunches Haley!
Happy Tuesday!
Love.
H.