Aurora Central Catholic HS

Aurora Central Catholic HS | class of 2017 | Emily

Today marks the first of my 2017 seniors to graduate. Miss Emily's big day is TODAY!!! Congrats, girl! 


In all honestly, as much as I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the kids I photograph -- every last one of them -- this young lady has a special place in my heart. She's my niece!

As with anyone else, my ultimate function in the senior portrait process is to make the experience and the outcome reflect THE SENIOR. Sure, you mix in my style, my technique, my vision... but you add in the location that THE SENIOR chooses, the environment that makes THE SENIOR come alive and the tone of the session BECOMES A REFLECTION OF THEIR PERSONALITY. 


So, with great pride, allow me to introduce my niece Emily.... graduate of the Aurora Central Catholic High School class of 2017.

Emily is a SMART girl. (Yes, I know I'm biased, but I'm simply reporting the facts!) She has a lifelong love of reading. Her favorite topics are World War II, Abraham Lincoln and....




Selfishly, I'm pretty excited that her choice of colleges moves her CLOSER to us. Carthage College in Kenosha will be "home" for the next years. 

Congratulations Emily! I can't wait to see you and give you a giant hug. Have fun celebrating your graduation this weekend.

I am now booking the class of 2018 for their senior portraits. Would you like more information? Fill out this form and I will be in touch wiht you.  

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Aurora Central Catholic class of 2017 | a special sneak peek for my niece

We had discussed arranging a time for Emily's senior pictures. In passing and very last minute (Friday, I think), I asked if Labor Day weekend would work since we would be visiting Nana and Papa.

Between work and school, Emily messaged me back Saturday morning saying YES, let's do it! 

I turned to Pat, my hubs (whose birthday is today! woohoo!), and said, "Um, turn the car around. I need to get my camera." 

Luckily, we had driven only about a quarter of a mile. But that was some impeccable timing!

Flash forward to Sunday morning, we went out to the beautiful Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville, Illinois and made some magic. Here's just one little sneak peek at her session. 

Senior! Pictures! Someone make these kids stop growing up. #sniff

Aurora Central Catholic HS senior sneak peek

Are you a member of the class of 2017 with no senior pictures? Oh, no! So sad! Well, go check your yearbook deadline... it may be sooner than you think. (insert momentary panic) No worries, click below to get started...