Stories Framed Photography Presents Mia | Pius XI Class of 2015 | Seniors

This was one busy weekend. Aside from a major national holiday, yet another of my seniors has moved into the Great Summer of Limbo - the season after high school graduation and before starting college. I remember it well myself. Just like it was yesterday (cough cough). So thrilled to finally be done with high school yet not quite sure of what looms ahead. And at the same time, so excited you could hardly contain yourself. It's one of the most confusing and emotional times ever. (Well, it was for me. But I was a born basket case....)

So, right, um...  back to 2015. 

Here she is -- MIA.

Stories Framed Photography | senior girl in the woods | Pius XI HS

Quiet, introspective, MIA.

Stories Framed Photography | Pius XI class of 2015 | Mia | on a log

When we first met for her senior session, she was a little unsure. With mom and sister enthusiastically watching from the sidelines, I quietly snuck Mia around the side of a building. As we joked and laughed, taking pictures, changing poses, I watched as she quickly and easily relaxed. And the rest, as they say... was an ace in the hole. (Do they say that? Or did I just make it up?)

Stories Framed Photography | Pius XI HS class of 2015 | senior portraits

And then....

Stories Framed Photography | senior portraits | girl with a guitar

...And then she played her guitar. Wow. At which point I momentarily forgot I was hired as their photographer. You can see (hear) it is her passion and her love. In fact, she was so focused on playing that didn't notice at all when I finally snapped out of my trance and resumed doing my job. Mia kept on playing.

Stories Framed Photography | senior pictures | Pius XI HS class of 2015 | silhouette with guitar
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Stories Framed Photography | Milwaukee senior portraits | class of 2015
Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.
— Ellen DeGeneres

I am so happy for this girl and her adorable little family. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be an amazing future - I would expect nothing less from you, dear Mia.

Stories Framed Photography | the final senior shot | class of 2015 | looking out

Can you picture yourself "lost" in the woods for your senior pictures? Or maybe you like the streets of an urban setting?  Email me. We'll do pictures wherever your heart desires.