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 the fun-loving, adventurous, crazy-beautiful, sweet, Class of 2020 senior from WCHS, Allisyn Higgins (aka Alli) I couldn’t photograph her every day and it still wouldn’t be enough!! Those blue eyes and her smile charmed me and my camera to no end!!
Alli is a very busy girl! In school, she participates in Dance Team, Colorguard, Track, Community Service Club, Senior Exec Board, and Student Council. Outside of school, she volunteers for the Tazewell County Youth Board, and the Ronald McDonald House Teen board. She also loves reading, drawing, coloring, and choreographing dances! Alli would describe her perfect day as waking up at 7:00 am and magically feeling like she had slept for a really long time. She would read a book for several hours before getting dressed up in a super cute outfit and then heading out to a music festival with her friends on a perfect sunny day that was not too hot. ” We would stay there all day and into the night followed by a dinner out at my favorite restaurant and crème brûlée for dessert!” When Alli was a little girl, she wanted to be a ballerina or a teacher. One of her proudest moments was this past year when Alli presented a science project at the Illinois Science and Technology Institute Symposium in Chicago. “I was super scared to present to representatives from Microsoft, U of I Chicago, and a major pharmaceutical company, but after I was done I was so, so happy and proud that I did it.”
This year, she is most looking forward to her Senior Prom. “Everyone gets so excited about it and I get to hang out with my friends all night. Everyone dances and gets into the music and no one feels self conscious. After prom, my friends and I stayed up all night and it was sooo much fun!” Her favorite high school teacher is Mr. Schermerhorn because he is so energetic about teaching and make it easy to enjoy his class, US History AP. Here’s some of Alli’s best advice to incoming freshman: “Get a planner or notebook that you can write down your homework assignments in so you won’t forget what you need to do each night. Also, don’t procrastinate, but make time to do things you enjoy”
Three things on Alli’s bucket list: 1. Walk part of el Camino de Santiago in Spain 2. Learn to surf 3. Go on a road trip across the US
Here are some of Alli’s fun facts and favorites:
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