Natalie a Rossview High Senior, Class of 2018 called me herself to schedule her senior session. I immediately was impressed and told her so! We chatted about what she thought she would like. Since we had SO much rain we rescheduled and then it was supposed to be overcast so we scheduled the session a little early in the day. Y'all we used ALL the time. lol I think this might have been her moms workout for the day. lol!!
When they arrived at our scheduled meeting place of Rotary Park, in Clarksville, Tennessee, her mom got out of the car first and I KNEW her. I knew her from somewhere. I never forget a face but I am terrible with names. She knew me too. As soon as she spoke I knew where I knew her from. Our girls were preschool best friends when they attended Clarksville Academy!! They had little play dates and just loved each other! That made the shoot more emotional for me, I think. Of course it's been a few years so it's safe to say the girls don't remember each other but they are both SO similar we have got to get together before Natalie leaves!!!
Anyway, we began and she was wearing this super pretty lace romper and flower crown. I immediately could see her in the tall grass and by the creek.
Then imagine my surprise when her dad brought the worlds coolest car for some pictures!!
I had to get some shots with everyone who came to cheer her on for her photoshoot!
She changed into her JROTC clothing and I was blown away by how mature she looked. It isn't just how she looked it's how she spoke. It's how she carried herself. Sometimes when moms come with us there is a tension or even sometimes a bit of snipping at mom. Not from this family. Natalie's love and appreciation and respect for her mom was so evident the entire shoot.
Finally, she changed into her AMAZING prom dress!! She looked incredible!
She wore her prom dress all the way to downtown and we started out with her wearing it there. It was amazing. She just looked awesome.
Next she put on this flowing blue floral blouse and white pants and the wind just made her look perfect as her shirt and hair gently moved.
From that area we drove to downtown Franklin street area and met up with her aunt so that her poor freezing grandma could get warm. Y'all I have to take a second to show her family who came out and incredibly cheered her on and loved on her. She is surrounded by love.
I had to throw in some outtakes because at this point her poor mama is reading this a crying. Time to laugh Jodi!! You did great!!
LOOK!!! They wanted one with me and Natalie!!!! I love it!!!!!
Here are some of my favorites! I hope you all enjoyed these and please feel free to pray for this sweet girl! Natalie Faith is joining the Air Force to serve our county. It was an honor to see you again Natalie and Jodi and Ben!!!! I feel blessed that you all chose me for these. Natalie, whatever you do, wherever you go, never change being the amazing person you are. I wish you the absolute very best.