I think it's about time, now that we're photographing the class of 2019, we finally get around to sharing images from the class of 2018, no? Geez - so little time, so much to do!
I believe Ashlea was our first 2018 model to sign up. (You know, back when we had a senior model experience program.) I am so super excited to have had the opportunity to work with Ashlea and her family! I've watched this beauty grow since I first began the business, or at least shortly thereafter. This wasn't my first time photographing her, but it had been too long since she'd been in front of my camera.
Ashlea is not shy in front of my lens. I love her sweet, fun, caring personality! She's comfortable with who she is, and I adore this about her! Ashlea's loves include her family, Lord of the Rings, theater, dance, 1950's style clothing, and vintage styling. She has such a big heart. Ashlea has contacted me when she's observed others not being kind to my son, and she does what she can to protect him and others. She's so talented - I've so enjoyed watching her perform.
As a senior experience model, Ashlea had several portrait sessions, including in the studio and Elizabeth City. I love the locations her father found in Elizabeth City, and I like that we were able to include that vintage vibe Ashlea likes.
Ashlea and her parents had many fabulous images from which to choose. They decided on a digital collection, enabling them to print their own graduation announcements as well as any prints they wish. Don't you just love the duck egg folio Ashlea chose?!
I love that our 2018 models wanted to do a group session at the beach....without makeup!
Ashlea knows beauty is not about outward appearances; it is within the soul, and she is BEAUTIFUL!
Thank you so much, Ashlea, Shylena, and Matt, for the honor of being a part of this very special time in your lives!