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 Alli Hoekstra, Class of 2020 senior from Streator Township High School! I love her school’s representation as a Shelby Senior and I’m blessed that she commits to coming such a long way to participate in all of our fun themed sessions throughout the year. I had the opportunity to go to Streator for her senior pictures and loved capturing this beauty in her hometown too!
I remember Alli very well from the very start.. she was confident and strong and wasn’t afraid to put herself “out there” so that she could get to know all of the other girls during our very first ice-breaker meeting. I always smile when I think of her positive attitude and I’m not going to lie, she is a favorite to photograph!
After high school, Allie plans on attending Bradley University to study Social Work. She loves to dance as Streatorette on her school dance team, participates in Snowball, and enjoys cheering her team on at football and basketball games. Outside of school, Allie helps teach Sunday school at her church and works at her family’s pizza place in Pontiac. Her hobbies include watching Netflix and “I love eating!” Allie would describe her perfect day as “sleeping in, having waffles for breakfast. After getting ready for the day, she would hang out with Kenna and Nadia, drive around all day and watch movies together!”
“My favorite teacher is Mrs. Park (tpark). She is always there to listen t me when I’m having a bad day and she always gives me great advice. My favorite class is English because I love writing.”
FOOD and FAMILY:
Three things on my bucket list: 1. Route 66 2. Go on a mission trip 3. Sky dive
Alli participated in the “Cheetah sister” themed session!
A few fun photos from her BFF session photographed by Stephanie!
Such a cute swimsuit and styling for our All-American Girl session!
The Spring Generational Shoot!