What a blessing it was to photograph this young lady last week in Western Michigan! I remember when Teresa, a dear college friend, called me several years after college to tell me she and Rob had just become parents to a sweet little girl. Her name was…Vanessa. I was eight months pregnant with our firstborn too, hormones in full swing. I remember being overwhelmed with joy, and also slightly jealous that Teresa was for now, through with being pregnant. 🙂
That sweet baby is now ready to be a high school senior at Western Michigan Christian High. Vanessa is a volleyball and basketball player, and plans to attend college and someday work with children in some way. I was so glad to be asked to take senior portraits of her. These portraits were taken around Vanessa’s family home as well as in Pentwater Michigan at the Mears State Park beach. The day after the session the kids and I were invited to the Country Dairy Farm Store, the family business, for ice cream cones (I had peanut butter cup) and (only the best in the world) chocolate milk.
Even though it was not the first time I photographed a session in Michigan, it was the first time I photographed someone with whom I share my name. It was lovely. Thank you dear Vanessa.