Friday, September 19, 2008


Senior sessions are such a blast for me.  I have to tell you a quick story and then onto my next senior...  

When I first moved here, I wanted something to do.  I was married to a hottie GI Joe and unfortunately, Uncle Sam wanted us to be apart for 5 days at a time.  Well, when said hottie and myself found out we were havin' a baby, I was really bored and needed something to keep my mind off of him being gone.  Before, I had been working at Victoria's Secret.  I honestly think this was to blame for the whole baby thing ;)  So, after quitting Vicky's I decided to start substitute teaching.  I could handle it...right?  Pop a movie in, kiddos would be quiet.  That's what my subs always did.  WRONG!  They had me teaching little 6 year olds...  You know I love here's one:

Ali 9 months preggo + Crazy 1st Graders = Labor

NO KIDDING!  I seriously got SO stressed out by the smaller kids that I actually went into labor and had to go home!  

So I requested that I only sub in the High Schools.  And you know what?  I LOVED it!  I don't know what it is about teens.  Maybe it's the ever changing fashions, the not caring who's looking attitude or the whole "finding themselves" thing.  But I LOVE 'em!  I have always been more of a youth group leader than nursery/children's church kinda gal.  So, the fact that I have been able to meet all these awesome seniors and hang out with them for a couple hours has been so much fun for me.

I am so blessed to be able to do this and I'm super excited for what's in store ahead. Kyle is my fun-lovin', curly-headed, BIG dimpled guy who is one of these awesome seniors I speak of.  He's one of those guys that you feel like you've known for awhile from the first handshake.  

So for my photography friends, I have something fun to show and I'll use my buddy Kyle here as an example...

Have you ever had a difficult time deciding whether to keep an image in color or put it in black & white?  I am no expert but the way I usually decide is by sometimes feeling the mood of the background or subject or by simply looking at the contrasts.  Sometimes images look "cooler" in B&W.  What do ya'll think about these images?  Which one would you choose?



I was having a tough time deciding myself so I was interested in what you thought...

Here's the rest of the sneak peeks...







  1. my fave is the last one. and i'm feeling color for all of them!!!!!

  2. Another former 6th grade student! so weird how I used to teach them and now you are taking their senior pictures!! Talk about time-warp! Beautiful pictures ali! keep it up! I'm so happy for you that you're doing something you love!