I was fortunate enough to work with Julia and her family while they were back in Iowa visiting last summer! A California girl getting senior portraits done in Iowa is a change of pace and I had a really great time getting to know this family a little bit!
Julia was definitely quiet, but her smile really lit up any space we were in! I adored her outfit choices and even though she was on the shy side, she definitely owned each set she was photographed in.
We started her session in the morning in Montezuma at a fellow photographer's space to use her piano (thanks Jo!) From there we picked a few spots in the Montezuma area to photograph at! It was a wonderful session even though a storm was threatening near the end!
Here is a little more to learn about Julia:
Me: What are your major accomplishments your senior year? What are you most proud of?
Julia: "Although my senior year did have a rough start with my mom’s accident, it really has brought us together more. I am proud of myself and my family for overcoming all of these obstacles and growing closer over these past months."
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?
Julia: "I’m looking forward to deciding what college I will be attending next year; I have yet to hear back from 11 colleges."
(She ended up choosing Santa Clara University!)
Me: Were you involved in any sports or extra curricular activities? If yes, please list them below.
Julia: "Dance and Youth & Government"
Me: What's your plan for this summer?
Julia: "This summer I am excited to visit Iowa to see my dad’s side of the family and spend more time in our newly renovated house there. Additionally, I look forward to my family’s annual trip to our cabin in the Sierra Nevada’s built by my great grandfather."
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).
Julia: "I applied to 14 colleges this fall and am still waiting for all of my admission decisions to come back. Because of my love for math and sciences I have decided to pursue an mechanical engineering degree."
Me: What are your absolute favorite images/sets from your senior session?
Julia: "I had one set where I was wearing a blue checkered shirt and standing in a field of flowers that I really loved."
And let's take a look back at her session now, too!
Thank you so very much for letting me work with you and your family, Julia! It was absolutely wonderful getting to know you and your family during your session! I wish you all the best as you head off to Santa Clara (HOPEFULLY Covid-19 allows) this fall!
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Sigourney Iowa Professional Photographer