I’ve known this chick for a long time. Her brother and sister-in-love are good friends of mine, and I was intro’d to the first “useless” by her older bro Jason (his nickname for her) back when she was a much shorter, not so grown up looking, little girl! (I’m “useless” two…that’s how you know he loves you! hahaha!)
She asked me months ago to shoot her Senior portraits, to which I replied “You’re not old enough to be a Senior! Slow down!” Still can’t believe she’s old enough to be graduating in less than a year! This little girl, who I once gave a hard time about her shorts being way too short, and coincidentally coined the term “shenanigans” when describing how girl’s shorts are so short these days they almost show their “shenanigans”, is graduating!
I opted to go more in my new glamour direction with her portraits for posing and clothing as it just seemed to fit her personality…she’s a diva 😉 Not really, but she does love to strike a pose!
We headed to The Old Woolen Mill in downtown Cleveland on a 50% chance of rain day. Now while I do prefer sunsets overcast days are my second favorite because 1) no body is really sweating, 2) there’s no worry of squinting, 3) shadows are NO problem! It started to sprinkle on us halfway through, but the umbrellas came to our rescue…and my polka dot impulse buy umbrella matched her outfit perrrrfectly! I’m all about some umbrellas ya’ll!
She had the largest entourage to date for a Senior session, which I’m totally ok with…more idea bouncers and suggestions! Her mom helped with wardrobe, and her dad actually has quite the eye for posing suggestions! We got some sweet shots of her with her doting older brother, and also a few with her hilarious boyfriend.
We ended in what I refer to as the “graffiti room” (a place I would never recommend anyone go alone or close to evening) because I absolutely love the way the vines and light in the back spill in through the broken windows. The colors matched her last outfit splendidly, and I’d say we definitely ended the session on a high note!
We all, with the addition of Tiffany, Nikki’s SIL, headed to grab dinner at one of my favorite local hibachi resturants, Tako Yaki, and even though this visit’s chef was less than stellar we had a blast watching Nikki try, and fail, 3 times to catch the rice ball! Hahaha…I had to throw that in there girl! Love you! 😉
So, here’s to Nikki! May your Senior year be filled with many many wonderful memories, and may you always hold tight to your faith, friends, and family in the adventures that lie out in front of you! XOXO- B