Josie: Grinnell Senior

When I first met Josie, I remember thinking to myself – is she for real? Lol! Not only is Josie incredibly sweet and gracious, she’s also got those girl-next-door good looks and a cantagious smile. The best part though? She’s totally confident in herself, even when she has know idea what in the world she’s doing. I love that 🙂 It’s rare that I get to work with a senior who just LOVES being photographed, but is also that at ease with themselves, not a care in the world. Everything was effortless with Josie, and throughout the past year, as Josie has been one of my senior REPs, I was fortunate enough to photograph her not once, not twice, three times…but four! I feel like I’ve gotten to know her and her family quite well! Her sister Jess (hi!) is one of JWPs biggest fans, and actually encouraged Josie to apply to be a REP (she really didn’t need the encouragement…she was planning to do it already!) This past fall, I got to meet their brother, Jack, and we did a short family mini session of the 3 siblings. All I can say is that this family is wonderful – I love them! Josie, thanks so much for being SO fabulous to work with and introducing me to your family. It’s truly been a pleasure!

Last spring, we met up for session number one…we’ll call this the pretty spring series!
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Towards the end of session one, it started to rain 🙁 And then it got REALLY windy. We were going to try to tough it out, but the weather was getting ridiculous. So we held session two a few days later, our at the farm!

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Session three was in the fall, when Josie and her siblings came over for a quick mini shoot, and we grabbed a few of Josie as well. Because…why not? 🙂
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Session four was truly unique. I have been wanting to do more dramatic studio lighting and to experiment more with how I photograph seniors, especially sports. We hadn’t gotten many shots of Josie with her volleyball gear, so I suggested a quick shoot at the high school gym. And it was AWESOME! This may be one of my most favorite shoots I did this year! A special thanks to her friend (and fellow JWP senior!) Mariah for helping us out!
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Josie, you better stay close by so we can do this all again! Have an awesome senior year 🙂

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