Christa: Grinnell HS Senior

She is by far one of the most grounded high school students I know. How do I know? I’ve known Christa for a few years, first through here parents, and then through a fun opportunity photographing her back when she was in 8th grade! (Oh my gosh, are those photos a BLAST from the past!  I’m so glad I’ve grown as a photographer – Christa looks awesome, but my photo and editing skills?  Yikes….)   It’s hard to believe she’s graduating this year, because that feels like yesterday! If you go back to my previous post, I said some wonderful things about how generous, thoughtful, kind, and faithful Christa is. None of that has changes in the last 5 years – those things are all still true. She’s now a beautiful young lady with all of those qualities – gotta love her!

I was SO nervous about this shoot, because knowing Christa, I knew all the flourishes and finery and model-like experience were totally NOT her. And I know she loves to smile and goof off too! So it was incredibly important to me to really capture her personality – and I hope I achieved that. Thank you, Christa, for everything. For being my first Grinnell “model” back in the day, and for staying true to yourself. I hope more high school students end up like you!

We started off our session at the high school track. Christa is a seriously AMAZING runner, so we had to do it!

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Quick outfit change, but can you guess where this was? Not far from the previous shot…
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Next up, something a bit more refined, but still fun and colorful!
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Love these!
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That ring was a gift from her mom when she turned 16 – a promise ring. It’s SO beautiful!
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And finally…
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Have a WONDERFUL senior year, Christa!

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