Senior 2013 | Madison | Athens, TN Senior Photographer

It’s sometimes a really small world!  I couldn’t remember how I knew Madison’s mom, Tabitha, until we met up one day before Madison’s session.   I knew I knew her, but couldn’t remember how.  We’d been FB friends for a while, but it wasn’t until that day meeting her in person that it fell in to place.  She used to work with my sister-in-law, and was at their wedding!

She asked me to do Madison’s Senior pictures, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled.  Remembering my own HORRRRRIBLE, GENERIC Senior Pictures over 11 years ago it is now my personal mission to make sure each of my Seniors have the most unique, individual, and REAL images.  Those cookie-cutter poses and backgrounds/scenery the men the highschool contracted with just didn’t capture me…I mean how could they when every.other.senior in my class had the same poses and backgrounds?  Thus why I have ZERO Senior pictures from them…well…that and they were way too expensive for how awful they turned out! 😦  I didn’t get any of them…NONE!

So, we set off to Cleveland, TN for The Old Woolen Mill on a perfect overcast day.  The second best kind of day for outdoor pictures in my opinion.  Halfway through though the sky opened up and in literally less than 10 minutes the area we were in was flooding! We loaded the vehicles back up and moved to the other side of the location and headed in an old building.  It was perfect! Graffiti, broken windows, concrete…a glorious contrast to the smooth satin of her dress and shoes.  By the time we were done there the deluge was over, but since it was still raining we had to postpone the Ocoee area.

The next week we headed up to the Ocoee River for Part Two.  That day was a drastically GORGEOUS contrast to the day of part one…SUNNY and DRY…I was happy this half got rained out the week before!  We drove all over Chilhowee and ended our session with some seriously insane sunset shots.  Proof positive that I take my favorite images at the ends of my shoots…as I’m fighting the fading light!

Here now are some of the stunning images I captured of one AWESOME young lady!  Madison, THANK YOU for letting me capture this milestone in your life! It was truly my extreme honor!! I can’t wait to see where you go and what all you accomplish in life…with a heart and spirit like yours there are no limits!

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