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!
Meet Addison, Class of 2020 senior from Notre Dame High School! Addie is a beautiful, creative soul and she inspired me to use my creativity as a photographer during her session. She would describe herself as open-minded with a love of meeting new people and helping others!
After high school, she plans on attending SIU to study art therapy. Her favorite event in high school is the senior art show. “It’s a way to see every individuals art work and all the creativity that we share. A lot of my peers don’t know that I do art and it’s a fun night! I also love art contests and being able to show our work in areas outside of school. I have received 2nd place with a piece at the Contemporary Art Center and I also had some work displayed in a book at another contest.”
“My favorite teacher is Mrs. Hancock. She was my 4th grade teacher at St. Vincent De Paul. She always believed in me was always supportive. I love to be able to get away from the general classes and do something that inspires me. In school, I participate in Lumen Christi, St. Jude Club, Art Club, German Club, Teens for Life Club, TEC, and Tennis. Outside of school, I volunteer in different fields. Last summer I volunteered as a teachers aid for children who mostly spoke Spanish. I have worked with animals, vacation bible schools, and teaching art to younger kids.”
Advice to incoming freshman: “Life is short and so is this. Dont let your grades or friends define you.”
Three things on my bucket list: 1. Sky dive 2. Win an art contest overall 3. Go to the Great Barrier Reef
“A moment I am most proud of is when I helped student learn English at Manual during the summer. They lived in poverty in a poor community and just to observe the children happy like kids should be was very rewarding.
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