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!
I’m so excited to show off Allyson Rohde, Class of 2020 senior from Pekin Community High School! My camera and especially my heart loves this sweet young lady and I hope it shows in her photos. She has a heart of gold and happens to be one of the kindest humans I have ever met.. I’m fairly certain she had some very great examples that she is following!
Allyson would describe her personality as fun and outgoing, also compassionate and kind to others. After high school, Allyson plans on attending ICC and then Olivet Nazarene College to pursue a career as an educator working in Special Education. When she was a little girl, she thought she might be a dental hygienist. The event she is most looking forward to her senior year is graduation! “It’s a celebration of all of my hard work and the beginning of a new chapter in my life.” Allyson shared that her favorite teacher is Mrs. Vala. “She helped me when I was struggling in my classes and she’s compassionate and patient. Food class was my favorite class because, well, I love to eat!!” Her favorite school event is the Best Buddies Spaghetti Diner. It includes two of her favorite things to.. eating and friends! Outside of school, she participates in Refuge Senior High Youth Group at her church. She also volunteers with the Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association and Sunshine Camp. In school, she is involved with the Best Buddies program. Her hobbies include napping, spending time with family and friends and also attending church.
Three things on her bucket list: 1. Graduate college 2. Own my own house 3. Happy marriage and start a family!
Allyson would describe her perfect day like this: “My perfect day would start with waking up at noon and walking down to the beach. Soaking up the sunshine and frolicking in the ocean with my friends. I then would enjoy lunch at a beach side restaurant and then move on to my favorite ice cream shop, The Yard. I then would feel the need for a nap because the sun really zaps my energy and I would be on carb overload. Once rested, I would enjoy a movie or go carts. I would end my day at The Hangout listening and dancing to music.”
My hero Is Tiffany, my counselor at the Antioch Group. She helped me work through some difficult times and be comfortable in my own skin. Its nice to have an outlet to express my feelings.
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