It was an absolute pleasure taking grad photos for this beautiful girl. Today I’d like to you meet Jayden. Intelligent, talented and kind are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think about this young woman. Jayden was a senior at Robert Thirsk High School. She use to be a competitive dancer and she loves to ski, go on hikes and read.
I’m SO happy the schools have started to let the kids have their cap and gown a couple days before the grad ceremonies. I loved that we were able to use them in her photo shoot. When I was graduating (way back in the day), they let us pick up our gown about an hour before the ceremony started and then we had to turn them in as soon as it was over. It didn’t leave much time for photos with them. Glad that has changed!!
Jayden was so fun to photograph! I know she was worried about looking awkward or uncomfortable in her photos, but I think she looks beautiful. Honestly I don’t think this girl can take a bad photo! When I asked her how the overall experience was for her she said “Absolutely amazing! I felt so comfortable the whole time and had fun taking pictures too! I was so happy with the turnout!” Those words couldn’t make me more happy! I want that to be the experience for everyone.
I also asked Jayden whether she had any advice to offer others who were getting ready to take senior pictures. This is what she had to share:
“Don’t stress and have fun with it! Some of the best pictures are the ones where you’re laughing or being yourself. ” Jayden said.
After high school, Jayden will be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, doing a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Pretty amazing!
Jayden’s younger sister, Karris, came along to the shoot, so we had to sneak a few photos of the two of them together. I’m so happy she came as I think they will treasure these for years to come!
Best of luck to you, Jayden. I know you’ll do wonderful things!
Check out this fabulous Waterton maternity session. Waterton is so lovely, it could not have been more perfect for this maternity session! We may have had a couple run ins with the wildlife (mountain goats, coyote, BEAR), but thankfully we were safe. The animals were just giving us a show haha!
Amelia was 32 1/2 weeks for her maternity session (with baby number 6, I might add!!) and wasn’t sure what to wear. I knew if we were shooting in Waterton it had to be something out of the ordinary. Thank goodness for wonderful photographer friends who let me borrow their props and clothes. Thanks Laura! The maternity dresses looked amazing on Amelia and they were absolutely wonderful for this Waterton maternity session!!
I asked Amelia “what’s one piece of advice you’d give to other expecting moms for their session?” and this is what she had to say… “Relax and enjoy! Trust Alysha because she knows what she’s doing and know what looks good. Give yourself and your posing over to to her 🙂 She will make great things happen.” Thanks for that, Amelia, and I agree with her! First of all, relax and enjoy it!!! I don’t want your session to be stressful! And I want you to be able to have fun. When you’re able to relax it shows in the photos and you’ll love them that much more. Second, whether it be a maternity or family session or whatever, I will do my best to find the best lighting and the best angles for you. I want you to feel beautiful, because you are!
It just so happens that I was lucky enough to find out what Amelia and her husband will be naming their little man, but I’ll let her share that when the time comes. I do want to share something else she said about his name, which I thought was the sweetest! Amelia said she thinks his middle name will be Justin, after his dad. “His dad is an incredible man and he would be lucky to have his name! I hope he is just like him.” How sweet is that! I’m so excited for you, Amelia, and cannot wait to meet baby #6!