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Just say you won't let go

Ahhhh, prom. Everything about it just gives me all kinds of feels. The last hoorah with your best friends before everyone moves on to the next stage of their lives in the fall. Fancy dresses, sharp tuxes, makeup, hair, fun shoes, bouquets, boutonnieres, party bus and PICTURES.

I had the absolute honor to take pre-prom photos for this beautiful group of kids, a few of which I shot senior portraits for. Between smiles for me, their parents, and their Snapchat...I'm sure their cheeks were sore by the time they boarded the bus for dinner.

"Ok, now do something fun!" ---obviously translated into "I have no idea what to do with my hands."

I felt slightly bad because I had to get my mom voice out a few times to get everyone in line. I forget that these kids are 18 and haven't been in a million bridal parties yet. I think taking the time to get it right was worth it...such a gorgeous group.

Ya' was HOOOOOTTTTT. You would never know it from looking at these girls. Perfection. All of them. I, however, was very excited that I didn't have anywhere fancy to go after the shoot, because my hair and makeup did not fair nearly as well. I was looking pretty...rough.

Ok, so personal confession time. When I was asked if I would be willing to shoot this session, I made a promise to myself that I would only do it if I could guarantee that I could make this shoot look different from all the other pre-prom pictures being taken. I mean...that's why they were willing to hire me right? This green space with the glowing evening sun peeking through the trees was my "hallelujah" moment. When the shoot was over, and I was walking back to my car, I saw at least four prom groups all waiting to take the same picture on the same bridge. I high-fived myself knowing that my group would have this shot.

HEART EYES for daaaaayyyyyysssss.

I loved being around so much love, energy and excitement from these kids and their proud parents. I hope the night was just magical and that the rest of the weekend is amazing...and now in my mom voice again...Ya'll BE CAREFUL :-)

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