When the sunlight is just right, it makes this photographer’s heart sing! I love a good sun-soaked shot when everything aligns, and we got several in this fun session. Kaci is one of my Team17 spokesmodels, and another outstanding young woman. She is attending Paradise Valley High School, where she is super excited to get her senior year underway! “The best part of senior year is getting to be a role model for the younger students”, she explained to me, “I love the sense of independence it brings with it, and the older I get, the more I am able to do on my own”. I am all about building and encouraging leaders in our community, so I loved hearing her enthusiasm about being a good role model…little girls need strong young woman to look up to!
Kaci is a hard working and an extremely dedicated student, something she says is integral to her personality, and she adds, “I want my high school classmates to remember my work ethic and dedication that I bring to everything I become involved in.” As you can see from her highly-decorated letterman’s jacket, she is an accomplished athlete as well as an impressive scholar. After her upcoming graduation, she plans to attend NAU, and major in exercise science and human engineering. She is proud of the fact that she earned a full-ride academic scholarship and is looking forward to starting her college life in Flagstaff. As part of my spokesmodel team, Kaci says she gained new friendships, as well a new confidence, saying, “Before I was part of this team, I was afraid to have my portraits taken, and to have others see me in that way. Now, I am not scared to get behind the camera and and show my true colors!”
I love her words, and the confidence I see in these beautiful images. Kaci, I know you are going to change the world, and I’m proud and thankful to have been part of your senior year!