Katie is such an exemplary young woman! When I met her to take these photos, I couldn't have been more excited to celebrate all of her many achievements. She has a very beautiful smile, and a vivacious spirit that is truly magnetic to everyone around them. "I am very adventurous, and not afraid to embarrass myself", says Katie, "I also have a great sense of humor". These days, young people have so much pressure to succeed, and Katie has been one that has just thrived under such expectations. Indeed, she has risen to meet (and surpass) them. She is currently involved in travel and high school soccer, and is part of the cross country and track team at her school. Besides all of these athletics, she also plays soccer, which she considers her main sport. "I am very active and extremely competitive", she adds, "Although soccer is my main focus, I also have found that I like cross country as well." Among some of her other favorite things, she cites getting dressed up for fun, and spending any free time at the beach with her friends.
Katie was part of my Summer Teen Experience, and she participated in the Forever Young styled session (you might remember it as the fun bohemian teen session) as well as her individual shoot. She hoped for a country atmosphere, and we were able to include a casual outfit of her choice, as well as capture one of her interests. Katie chose to focus on running, and we went to one of the local cross-country trails to get the right, authentic look. When we revealed her stunning images, her family loved them and ended up purchases a beautiful gallery wrap canvas, and a teen experience memory book to preserve this beautiful time in her life.