I feel truly blessed to be able to follow my dream of being a photographer. I absolutely LOVE what I do! From the time I picked up a camera, I was obsessed with taking pretty pictures. After 12 years, my focus has shifted… I have come to realize that one of the most important parts of my job is telling your story through my lens. If I’m photographing your wedding day, I focus on authentic, natural and real moments. If I’m photographing your senior pictures, your personality and inner beauty will shine through! These are the moments that you will forever cherish and remember. Welcome to the blog. I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture YOU and tell your story!
IL high school senior photographer | Class of 2018 Pekin Community High School | Shelby Seniors
Meet the bubbly and outgoing Class of 2018 senior from Pekin Community High School, Lexi Juergens! I have nicknamed her the “Energizer Bunny” because she keeps going and going and going.. Lexi has a magnetic personality that I can’t seem to get enough of…. she brings happiness and smiles to everyone she meets! She’s contagious and I just can’t get enough of Ms. Lexi!
Lexi would describe herself as bubbly, eccentric, and outgoing. “I love to joke and laugh, but I definitely know when it’s tie to be serious. I’m the kind of person who can talk for hours about absolutely nothing!”
After high school, Lexi plans on attending the University of IL to study biology and her goal is to become a cardiologist. But when she was a little girl, she wanted to be a rockstar just like Hannah Montana. Lexi LOVES softball and she is a talented pitcher for the softball team. She couldn’t live without her 40 lb cat named Merlin, her best friend.. Jenna, and her fuzzy toes socks. “Merlin the cat has an attitude like mine but his heart and belly is even bigger!”
Lexi would describe her perfect day as waking up at a beach resort somewhere tropical like Hawaii or Mexico. ” I would spend at least 3 hours with my back on a beach towel soakin’ up some sun! Next, I would hop on another plane and fly to Chicago and go into the City Museum. My friends and I would climb through all of the fun pathways they have to offer! Next we would drive to a Cheesecake Factory for a meal of a Mac n’ Cheese Burger and their Mint Tea. As the sun was setting, I would fly to Paris to watch the sun set (and it would be super pretty!) Finally, I would fly back home, and drive out to my old house. There, I would lay out a blanket, and find someone who knew how to play the ukulele, and lay and look up at the stars.”
Hidden talents: “My biggest talent is my softball ability, but a few smaller talents are I can paint, and I can cross one eye without moving the other! Also, this may not be a talent, but I am a synesthete, which means I associate every thing, person, place, number, and idea with a color! They develop with conversations and experiences with each indivudual person, thing, etc. Its like I have my own superpower!!”
Advice to incoming freshman – “Dont stress, high school is really fun as long as you are involved. Push yourself now, that way you are set for the rest of your life.”
The most daring thing she has ever done was jumping off a boat into 900 ft deep water and watching her arm get stitched up. when she was younger. Biggest pet peeves: Stereotypes, discrimination, and the R-word. Also, there is NO E at the end of my name!! And I dont like being called Alexis too much either!!” If she won the lottery, she would make sure her mom and grandmother were set for the rest of their lives. A large sum would be donated to St. Jude and a large sum would go the the I Hate Cancer Club. The rest would go in the bank. A few moments she is most proud of is: Making the varsity softball team, becoming a Shelby Senior, and being accepted into Health Occupations II. “This is a program I have strived for since 8th grade, and they only accept 15 people each year. This year, out of all 50 applicants, I was chosen!! I will earn me my CNA in High School!”
Three things on her bucket list: 1. Skydive 2. Become a cardiologist 3. Go on a Disney cruise
The most influential person in her life is her mom. “My mom has been a rockin single mom for a very long time now, and im so proud of her!! When I was young, she said ….Make sure at any point in time you are able to support yourself and your kids, because you never know what may happen. Ive found that those are words to live by, and I’ve based my life on those words ever since! My mom is my hero because of her strength, courage, love, and encouragement. And her smile never waivers.”
Here are some of Lexi’s fun favorites:
Ten years from now, I see myself – “Curled up on my couch with my husband, my kids, and my golden retriever. I will be working for my degree still, but I will have a steady job at a big hospital.”