Hello! My name is Cindy and welcome to my blog where you can view our most recent work. I have been a professional photographer for 16 years. Our primary focus is weddings and high school seniors, But we also photograph family portraits too! We are Central Illinois' leading photographers for professional headshots for small businesses, large corporations, and businesses in need of personal branding, and content for their social media and websites. My team are experts at what we do and very good at making anyone and everyone comfortable in front of the camera and bringing out your very best.
Meet the lovely, Jaden Smith, Class of 2021 senior from Pekin Community High School. Her sister, Katelyn was a Shelby Senior Rep for our studio a few years ago and I was so happy when Jaden filled out an application and was accepted into our program. Jaden is absolutely stunning and a total sweetheart. She always goes out of her way to encourage others and makes a point to always tell me thanks for the opportunities that our program has to offer. One of her #1 attributes is being kind. Jaden has gone through much heartache this year but has chosen to be strong! I’m so proud of her and excited for what’s to come after graduation!
Jaden would describe her personality as very shy at first but outgoing once she has gotten to know someone. I have seen her personality boom over the past year and she has made the best of friends with several of the girls on our team! After high school, Jaden plans on pursuing a career as a Real Estate Agent because she would like the opportunity to meet more people. “I want to help people of all backgrounds and all financial statuses find their forever home. I am starting classes in August!”
Jaden’s favorite teacher is her English teacher, Mr. Ulferts. “I’m not good at the subject and don’t even like the subject but he helps me enjoy the class and I push through! My favorite class is US history… I’m seriously a nerd when it comes to history. I love it so much and learning about past major events or even small events really sticks with me.” In school, Jaden participates in soccer as well as the Best Buddies program. Outside of school, she plays soccer and volunteers with TAPs, church, and her mom’s work. “I babysit alot because I love kids. Every other Sunday, I’m in the nursery at church watching the kids while their parents attend services. It’s my favorite thing to do!”
Her hobbies include going hiking, playing soccer, watching horror movies, and shopping.
Jaden’s advice to incoming freshman: Take freshman year seriously and don’t blow it off! It may seem like a long time till you graduate but It seriously goes by in no time. Also try new things and join clubs or sports teams! High school only happens once, make them the best years of your life and don’t worry what people have to say about you. People are always going to comment on what you do, so you might as well do something you enjoy!
A “perfect” day for me would be oing to the beach and laying out in the sun, then going back to the hotel for a quick nap! Once waking up I’m I’d go shopping with my friends or family and getting something yummy to eat!!
Food and Family:
A moment that I’m most proud of is during sophomore year. I chose to be in PE with the kids who need assistance. Everyone who was asked to be in that PE didn’t choose to go. A group of my friends and I went over there and said we’d be in the group! Since that day I’m so happy and proud that I did. The girl I helped still comes up to me and says hi or gives me a hug in public! It makes me so happy to see that I could make an impact in her life by doing the smallest thing and helping her and the other kids in class.
Three things on my bucket list: 1. Travel to all 50 states 2. Go to Bora Bora 3. Skydive
My favorite sport to both watch and play is soccer!
Fun and Random Jaden Facts!