I write this blog with much excitement as I felt like I got my groove back, but a little twinge of sadness too. This gorgeous beauty on my blog today is the best babysitter a mom could ask for. I love her to pieces and so do my girls. So I'll start this blog first with a little throw back image to a couple years ago. This was somewhere around 2011-2012. Miss Nikki hadn't babysat for me long, and I needed a model to work on my craft. Nikki happily volunteered. :)
So flash forward to about a week ago, and we were off again to shoot her SENIOR PICTURES! I can't believe it. Thankfully she is not going too far away and I'll still be able to get my favorite babysitter once in a while. But I digress...
We set off to one of my favorite spots, and then a giant adventure. I have a couple abandoned railroad tracks that play as a very fun backdrop, and this day was no exception. With glorious rays of sunshine peeping through the trees, and a slight bit of a breeze to give us that super model look. After our stop at the two train track locations we were starting to meander to our other destination when we came upon the perfect place to pull over and hop into a field of growing grain. Full sun and all it made for a gorgeous backdrop.
After a brief stop to let the sun go down a bit, and grab a cold iced tea we went to our final planned stop on this trip. I hatched the idea to take advantage of the dry lake beds, and tree stumps. After a few weeks of exploring I located the perfect place to access a lake bed and get some trees in the images. It did not disappoint!! I'm not telling where but if you buy a shoot, and feel adventurous...I'll take you there if the rain hasn't filled it up yet. ;)
The lake bed truly was an adventure. More art minded images from that in another blog coming soon. But, I will say this...a bit spongier than it appears at first glance, and be cautious to carry anything you'd be afraid to lose into the depths of the earth. Teehee. We didn't lose anything thankfully.
Oh, and I almost forgot...This young lady was a member of the very awesome Wylie East Lady Raider Soccer Team that played for the state championship. State! That's huge! It was so exciting to cheer them on their journey.
On our way back there was just enough light, and Nikki wanted to grab her dog, Ruby for a few quick shots at the park near her house. What a joy to see her bond with Ruby.
Last but definitely not least we tried something, and this is one of my favorite images. The simplicity. A girl, and her dog....all grown up.
Congratulations Nikki! You earned it. I know you will make us all proud. Your mama, Christy, raised a beautiful young woman. I can't wait to see where your college journey takes you.
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