Hi everyone, meet Maddie. She is one of the high school seniors I was privileged to photograph this year. If I could describe Maddie in a few words, I'd say confident, organized, and visionary. This is a girl who is going somewhere in life!


Country Joy Flowers

She knew immediately that she wanted her first look to be more playful and whimsical, and the other more sophisticated and modern. For her first shoot, we chose to partner with Country Joy Flowers in Elizabethtown, PA. They have a beautiful patch of farm fresh flowers, perfect for that whimsical look.

A young woman is standing in sunflowers and looking down

If there's one thing I always tell my senior girls, it's this: Pay attention to your hair. It will make or break your look. If you aren't confident doing your own hair (like me), we can get you an appointment with a professional hair stylist. If you are savvy with the styling tools, more power to you! Whatever you do, give it a little extra love for your shoot.

Female high school teen plays with hair in flower field

Call me crazy, but I just love the senior girl stare. Don't you?

Senior girl sitting on chair in wildflowers and staring

The Hotel Hershey

For her second shoot, we decided to meet at The Hotel Hershey, in Hershey, PA. This iconic building has a perfectly manicured courtyard complete with white greco-roman pillars, two different fountains, and a beautiful white staircase leading down to the parking area.


She chose a sophisticated blue-grey tank paired with white skinny jeans and chunky heels, topped off with a string of her grandmother's pearls. Now that is one classy lady!

Girl teenager in white pants and blue silk tank top sits on marble steps smiling
Blonde high school senior woman wearing pearl necklace and earrings smiles
Senior girl props up leg and leans back on railing at fountain
Senior girl lays down smiling
High school senior looks out over water at Hotel Hershey fountain
Young woman plays with hair on marble steps

To switch things up a bit, she changed into a casual white shirt, distressed jeans, Converse sneakers and brown leather jacket.

Young lady wearing brown leather jacket and distressed jeans smiles in the sunshine
Senior girl sits on brick walkway with leather jacket, white converse shoes, and tattered denim jeans at golden hour
Young lady with white converse shoes relaxes on walkway outside

To complete our shoot, she quickly changed into her university shirt to represent where she was headed. Penn State proud, baby!

Proud senior student wearing white shirt with Penn State logo on it

You rocked it, Maddie! Thank you for choosing me as your photographer for your 2020 portraits. What an honor! I wish you all the success you deserve in life.