Yay doesn’t begin to cut it – we needed to add “yahoo” (we almost added a “yippee”) for Yanni and her senior pictures! Yanni’s mom Inger and I (Doug) go back to college days at Michigan where we hung out in some of the same circles and I was always a fan of Inger with her fun signature “Heyyy mannn!!!” greeting. We reconnected a few years back through Facebook and we’ve been in regular touch again since. Love when that happens! Meanwhile Inger was living most recently in Texas, so when she called to say she had moved back to Michigan with her hubby and that her daughter Yanni needed senior pictures I was thrilled! Ally & Inger had never met before and I knew they would love each other. I was right!
Yay and yahoo for Yanni
As for Yanni, I had followed her high school career through Inger’s posts which is one of those great things about Facebook – to see your old friends kid’s accomplishments is something that just didn’t happen as easily before social media. Like the rest of the class of 2020 Yanni’s year was upended by the pandemic, so for the seniors we are photographing now who had planned on getting them done in the spring we feel a great honor and responsibility maybe more than usual to make this chapter of the senior year as normal and special as possible. Nothing can dull our shine on our senior sessions, especially with a remarkable young lady like this one! A talented artist, athletic, smart, beautiful inside and out and off to Columbia University In The City Of New York in the fall to study political science – this girl is going to change the world!
So let’s get to some highlights!
Okay how adorable is she? Love this idea with her books and the Columbia gear – one benefit of these senior sessions later in the year is our seniors know where they are going so we can have a little fun with some school spirit!
Yanni also brought her would-be-prom dress for a really cool idea to combine it with the graduation cap and stole! Love it – we have some behind the scenes fun from this on our Facebook livestream!