This bright and beautiful young lady is Linnea, a Senior in the Class of 2022 at Louisville High School. We held Linnea's August senior portrait session at the Canton Garden Center and Gervasi Vineyards to capture a variety of settings. As soon as we met in the parking lot and went through all of her fabulous outfit options, I knew that we were in for a great evening of portrait creation. I had specific settings in mind for each outfit and we were able to choreograph a very productive session. Beyond being enthralled with her hair, I could also tell that Linnea was going to be a lovely personality to capture.
I had this shallow water feature in mind for portraits in her yellow dress, but it involved her wading through some chilly water. Linnea was all in and we created some of our absolute favorite portraits in there... and had a splashing good time doing it!
I LOVE hats! This one that Linnea brought was just perfect with this outfit, and made our second set of portraits extra special. Linnea's friends would describe her as loyal, funny, genuine, and easy to be around. I find all of those qualities to be true and I think we captured all of that throughout the session.
Okay... so we pulled ourselves away from the Canton Garden Center to make the drive to Gervasi for the next set of portraits that we had planned. Take a look at the image below. Yes, all of those bodies belong to Linnea. With a little Photoshop magic, I was able to create this composite to help Linnea represent one of her absolute loves. Can you guess what that might be?
One of the things that Linnea will miss most from high school is being part of Varsity Singers. That was the reason for creating the beautiful portrait that you see above. She said that she will be happy to leave behind the drama that can come with high school.
As we made another outfit change, I was just loving how these colors complement Linnea so beautifully. We made good use of the gorgeous surroundings so that it was Linnea who stood out and became the star that she is.
"Laughter... sparkles like a splash of water in sunlight." - unknown
I find laughter to be such a beautiful window to the soul. Linnea certainly reinforces this belief. Her laughter is infectious and capturing it helps to capture all of what makes her so special.
We made one last outfit change as we were chasing the sun. Again, the hat was such a whimsical addition to this outfit, even if she is just holding it. But, don't let this quiet demeanor that you see in this portrait mislead you. Linnea plans to attend Kent State University's main campus where she intends to study computer science with a minor in forensics. Her goal it to work for the FBI.
"I loved how nice Laura was and all of the options that she gave me! My favorites were from the Canton Garden Center with my yellow dress and the ones with the black hat! I also loved the Mamma Mia shoot. She absolutely made the session special and unique to me. My advice to other seniors would be to just sign up with her and trust her! She is amazing!"
Linnea, I think that you are amazing! That is why we had so much fun and created so many stunning portraits. I am so excited to see where you go in this next chapter of your life. I will be cheering you on every step of the way.