Taylor Weaver | Class of 2021 | Dunlap High School

July 15, 2020

Central IL photographer | Dunlap senior | Class of 2021 senior pictures


Meet Taylor Weaver, Class of 2021 senior from Dunlap High School!  To know this sweet, bubbly, silly, goofy, talented, beautiful girl is to LOVE her.  Her personality is contagious and I would have to call her the “Pied Piper” of people; because people, especially kiddos are drawn to her. (she’s a real life people magnet)  At the end of her senior session, we photographed Taylor at the Mt. Hawley Country Club pool where she works and trains… the kids crowded around her wanting her attention. They looked up at her with the biggest eyes and smiled and asked if they could swim with her.  It was some of the sweetest moments I have ever observed as a photographer! She is a real life super hero in their eyes. (mine too!)

Taylor would describe herself as “the loud friend”. A big extrovert and she loves to make people laugh and have fun. “It’s hard for me to be serious, but I am when I need to be. I’m a huge supporter of treating people the way you want to be treated.”

She is most looking forward to graduation day and seeing everyone dressed up and hearing what everyone’s future plan will be, “what a bittersweet day that will be!  I hope this year takes it’s time. I want to cherish this year with my people!”  Taylor’s favorite teacher would have to be Mr. Hatch. “I will never forget him. He truly cares about his students and my life outside of the classroom. So much love for him and all he taught me.”

Her favorite class is Forensics. She plans on doing something in law and loves to solve things so that class is “right up my alley”

Taylor loves foot ball games and said that there was no better feeling than cheering on her school and friends. “It’s also a great excuse to dress fun, scream, and be with friends!”  In school, Taylor participates in Swim Team, Student Council, FCCLA, as well as St. Jude Club.  She is very humble and doesn’t like too much attention drawn on her, but I just have to brag about her… this girl is FIERCE in the water!  And recently committed to IUPUI to swim. “It has got to be one of the best moments of my life. It was like all my hard work was really worth it. I have never been more proud of myself than when I took my offer to swim at IUPUI!”  Congrats girl!!!    She was also the Peoria Journal Star Swimmer of the Year!  Boom Tay Tay!  I will forever be one of your biggest fans. 😊


  1. Taylor has a twin brother named Will!
  2. “My hero is my mom. She is the best. I couldn’t do life without her! My mom always supports me. Nobody else gives me the love or attention that she does. I know she will always be in my life and it is such a relief knowing she’s not going anywhere. She’s my #1 fan and I don’t know how I got so lucky!”
  3. “My favorite family trip was to Hilton Head because my whole family went. It was so fun going to beach and sharing a house with everyone in the family.”
  4. Her favorite childhood memories include all the moments at her lake house
  5. Favorite family recipe: “My aunts banana bread. It is literally the best thing I have ever put in my mouth”
  6. “If I could eat only one meal for the rest of my life, it would be cheeseburgers and hotdogs on the grill with pasta salad.  Too yummy!!”
  7.  “The most unusual thing I have ever eaten is dog food!”


  1. My favorite sport to participate in and watch is Swimming!
  2. Favorite singers: Country Music is my absolute favorite. I love Brett Eldredge, Morgan Wallen, Bazzi, Khalid, Arizona Zervas. The Band Camino, etc
  3. Three things on my bucket list are Skydive, Travel the world, and go to Lollapalooza
  4. Advice to incoming freshman:ENJOY EVERY MOMENT. People aren’t joking when they say time flies. I can’t believe I’m already a senior.
  5. I am SO GOOD at carpool karaoke!
  6. Nickname: tweaves
  7. Why did you choose Shelby Photography to document this special time in your life? I heard nothing but amazing things about you and your talent. Your photographs capture who people are!

Taylor is very involved in all things SWIM!  She swims on the club team DDST. She is a beloved swim coach at Mt. Hawley Country Club as well as Club Team, DDST, and she gives swim lessons during the summer!  The kids and their parents absolutely love her!!

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