Where do I even start with Claire?!
Miss. Claire is one of the class of 2020 Marie Grace Photography Senior Models and each and every one of these girls has a very special place in my heart, especially Claire. I have had the privilege of getting to know Claire pretty well over the last year as we have had multiple portrait sessions together. Her personality and sense of humor SHINES. I know for sure whenever Claire is around, there will be laughing. I appreciate a whole lot that she laughs at my jokes and then she will hand some right back to me!
It will be hard to watch these girls go off at the end of this year. My heart hurts for them and I wish so much they could be enjoying a few more of their lasts being seniors in high school, but I know they are taking this in stride and they are making the best of this situation!
This is definitely going to be a longer blog as we will look back at the entire year of Claire being with MGP. It is SO bittersweet to look back on these memories, but they definitely make me smile!
Before we get to the images though, let's get to know Claire just a little bit more..
Claire will be a graduate of Knoxville High School!
Me: What are your major accomplishments your senior year? What are you most proud of?
Claire: "My major accomplishments my senior year was being captain of my dance team society! Also maintaining my grade point average and being nominated and winning homecoming queen. I am most proud of being captain of the dance team and the cross country team because I felt I have learned about myself and how to be a leader through it!"
Me: I know the year isn't quite over just yet; do you have any big plans to finish out the year? Is there something you are looking forward to before graduation?
Claire: "I am looking forward to my spring beak vacation to Cabo, Mexico!!"
^^I bet she didn't think she would get such an extended Spring Break!
Me: Were you involved in any sports or extra curricular activities? If yes, please list them below.
Claire: "I was involved in the Knoxville Dance Team, cross country team, musical, national honors society, camera club, and student senate."
Me: What's your plan for this summer?
Claire: "My plans for the summer is to work and hang out with my friends and family before I leave for college!"
Me: What does the future have in store for you? Have you already picked your school? If so, what major? (Or explain whatever future plans you have below).
Claire: "I am going to the University of Iowa this next fall! I’m going to major undecided but with interest in psychology, pre child-life, and speech pathology!"
Me: What are your absolute favorite images/sets from your senior session?
Claire: "I loved my very first shoot with all of the flowers and my solo senior session!! I loved going to the flower place in Winterset then going and getting ice cream!!"
Me: Is there anything else you would like shared?
Claire: "I love Alley so much!!"
Let's start at the very beginning..
Starting with this class, I decided to do a photo shoot if they chose to sign up as a model team member right after their consultation! This is something super fun for the kids and it warms them up a little bit to being in front of the camera! This was Claire's first time in front of my camera!
Our next session was a spur of the moment floral shoot!
The next session we did together was her BFF shoot!
We met early summer for an Americana shoot, too!
Aaaand then I believe the next session was Claire's actual senior session!
We started her session downtown Des Moines and then we ended the session in Winterset!
It sprinkled just a little bit during her session.. this is the Claire that we all know and love!
Can't you just hear her laugh?!
Ok, I think I am going to cry a few tears now. Just watching how much this girl has grown in the last year makes my heart so happy.
Thank you so much to Claire and your family for letting me be a part of your last year of high school. It was such an honor to get to know all of you and I will miss our little meet-ups at the Walmart in Oskaloosa! :)
Wishing you nothing but the absolute best Claire. You deserve nothing less.
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