It's Madison's turn to grace the blog! Last May, she filled out an application to be on my first ever rep team. I remember meeting her at our first get together and being so impressed. I was impressed with the way she carried herself, the questions she asked, that she was going to school to be an aesthetician AND regular high school and that she had such a plan for her life.
We got to do a few sessions together before her Senior Plus Session. I already knew she had the most killer blue eyes and that she could really work the camera. We were both so excited for her session day to arrive. Prior to her date, she and her mom arranged to have her session at the Royal Palms Resort! I had never been but had seen amazing weddings shot there. I knew it was going to be a perfect morning.
Madison rolled in with her suitcase which totally looked like were were staying at the resort. They have such great service, I think we were asked at least ten times if they could take our bags to the room for us. Her suitcase was filled with all her outfits and goodies for her photos.
It felt like we had some parts of the resort completely to ourselves. The little "secret garden" area as I like to call it, was the perfect place to recoup in between outfits!
After we were finished at The Royal Palms, we took a few photos nearby in Arcadia by some enormous eucalyptus trees and palms then went downtown. When we got there, the clouds started to appear. We started early enough that we missed the rain....err terrential downpour...we got later that day.
Walking around the streets of Phoenix with Madison and her mom made me feel like I knew them both my whole life. We would walk a little, then shoot until we found a parking garage. I had always wanted to shoot on a rooftop of a garage and finally had the chance to. With the rain clouds rolling in, the city's colors just popped behind Madison! It couldn't have been more perfect.
Since Madison had her session earlier this year, we have had a chance to work together doing what she loves - makeup! She is so incredibly talented and is totally legit :). She even has one of those cool ring light things. I was impressed at the beginning of the year, but now, I'm am BLOWN. AWAY! She has done five sessions for me so far and every single one of the girls were in love with the way she made them look and feel. She's off to ASU in the Fall which hopefully means we can still work together next year.
Thank you, Madison for being an amazing senior rep this year and for being YOU! I am so proud of you and all that you have already accomplished this year and you haven't even graduated high school yet. Good luck at college!!! xoxoxo,