Ceeanna, my daughter, asked me last summer to take her Senior Portraits. This soon included Sanam, her best friend and I was thrilled to have 2 beautiful models to work with. Ceeanna is THE best soccer player I know and will be attending Ohio University, Scripps School of Journalism in the fall. I couldn't be more proud.
Sanam, Nam or Say-nam and other derivatives that we make fun of others trying to say. One gorgeous girl. More confidence than you can shake a stick at, this girl fills the space with beauty and force. She's playing collegiate Soccer for University of Cincinnati in 2010 and entering Pre-Med. And I couldn't be more proud. And I hope she forgives me for the 11 year old birthday invite "faux pas" that's French for "fuck up" Nam... :)
Kelsey Anne. I've known this soft-spoken, beat the shit out of the other team, soccer player forever. She rocks. And delivers. Kelsey was named to the National Soccer Coaches of America Girls’ All-American team with 26 goals and 10 assists this past season. She plans to play soccer for Heidelberg in the fall of 2010. I talked to Kels about her plans for a career; she likes the idea of teaching little kids. I can see her teaching and coaching soccer to little ones - and letting them know - "this is NOT a tea-party, Offend, Defend or Get Out of the Way!" But guess what? They will know how to play soccer! And, yes, I couldn't be more proud!
Ellen. What a beautiful girl. She was such a part of my life when she was younger so I all I could remember was "little girl" Ellen. Here, I was photographing "grown up" Ellen. She's stunningly gorgeous and very organized about her future. She's attending Culinary school in the fall, Ellen is a fabulous chef! She earned GOLD in the 2009 FCCLA Regional Competitions and was a state qualifier in Culinary Arts. I couldn't be more proud.