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So, I’m going to try really hard to not fan-girl this high school senior. I just think the world of her.
Emma will be graduating Williston High School in 2021, and the world better watch out. She’s got the trifecta: brains, beauty, and grit. She’s got a limitless future ahead of her.
Her mom found this hidden gem of a location, Emma was skeptical, but checked it out anyway. And boy was she thrilled. And however happy Emma was, I was a hundred times happier. That place doesn’t even look like Florida! Ironically, during our consultation meeting, I was off-handedly complaining that our area of Florida is so flat and finding even a hill is hard. Well, God must have been listening and threw me a bone!
Sometimes we felt like we were out west, sometimes we imagined we were in Ireland. Everywhere we turned was beauty and had texture and HILLS!
On top of the epic location, we had a beautiful day. The weather was perfect, not too hot at all, with a nice breeze. Emma was smart and had a hairstyle that would blow perfectly in the breeze and still look good. Speaking of Emma’s choices…. This girl! Ya’ll, she had everything planned to a tee! It was a joy to work with her and her outstanding style. She was so prepared that I’ve asked her to be a guest host on my blog and share her advice on how to prep for a senior session. I’ll share it as soon as it’s ready!
She was ready to go from the gate (literally). We got into the gate and the cows were there, and she went right into model posing level 10! And it only got better. If you’ve read any of my past blog posts, you’ll know that I love (LOVE) a client who trusts me and is willing to try anything. Sometimes we hit it out of the park, and sometimes we don’t, but a try-it-anyway attitude is a characteristic I appreciate so much.
As you can see from this huge gallery, due to her preparedness, ambition, and excitement, we were able to get a HUGE variety of images. I am beyond thrilled with the gallery delivery and am on the edge of my seat excited to share it with you all!
Emma, (okay, I’ll fan-girl for a moment) You are a light! Your kindness is so well balanced with your grit. You know how to get what you want, and you do it with grace. I truly look forward to seeing you grow, and taking this world by storm. You’ve got it all ahead, and your future couldn’t be brighter. I wish you many many blessings, and much reward for your hard work. XOXO
photography by Angela Norton Photography
Private Farm | Williston Florida
I truly enjoyed this laid back, no fluff – no muss, senior session we did out in the country!
As you will see, Hadley has the most gorgeous smile, and I believe she’s got a big, gorgeous heart to match. And don’t get me started on those dimples!! I especially love the black and whites, because you can really see them.
Overall we had a great day of Florida weather, with a little bit of wind. We just went with it, and most of the time just waited for the gusts to subside, and all was good. When we arrived on location, we scouted out the areas to photograph according to light, and wind direction. We figured out the outfit and jewelry, and then we started the session, and with a bit of light chasing, easily flowed into sunset.
Hadley has a face I just didn’t want to stop photographing, so I begged her to do some studio images after we lost all the light. She very sweetly complied, even though I know she was beat. And boy am I glad she did!!! I just loved her energy and excitement in making those last few frames! I was one happy photographer.
Then I let her leave… against my will. haha. I could have gone on all night! She would have choked me so I didn’t.
Anyway! I’ll leave ya’ll to it! Check out Hadley’s sun-drenched, sweet and sassy session!
photography | Angela Norton Photography
Make Up | Kait Crooms
Hair | Kaylee Sullivan
Private Farm, Morriston, Florida
Hope’s Senior Session truly couldn’t have gone better. Well, I could have lived without the wind… It took a hot minute to edit hair for this one!
Seriously though, she knocked it out of the park. She is a natural born fashionista, and even has a clothing and accessories section all her own in Second Times a Charm Consignment Shop. If you are like me, and can’t pick an outfit to save my life, then you should just call on Hope. She loves it, and she’s really really good at it. I’m a fan, can you tell?
Anyway! About her Senior Session! She did a great job with her hair & make-up, and she coordinated her outfits to flow with the schedule perfectly. We really did have nice weather, it was cool but not cold, with a nice breeze.
While they have their own cows, logistically we couldn’t make it work to get to them. So I had my super helpful husband feed up ours for her!
We used my private property and flowed through the evening creating a set of unique images and Hope chose great finals for her gallery. We finished up in the studio to get some editorial shots, and she didn’t disappoint there either!
Hope’s a good sport, and was super kind to me, no matter what weird thing I asked of her.
So, see for yourself, and you can honestly take lessons from her on how to rock your senior session!
photographer | Angela Norton Photography
Private Farm Morriston, Florida
Zach’s mom has been planning this session for over a year! And when she asked me if I’d be up for a Senior Session on Lake Hernando, of course, I was all in.As you can see, we had a beautiful Fall Florida evening weather, and we were blessed with epic skies.
Senior Session on Lake Hernando
This young lady holds a special place in my heart. She has shown such tenacity and strength, especially in the last couple of years. I lost track of all the honors and college classes that she’s taken. Last I spoke with her, she wanted to be a doctor. I’m sure by now, she’s zero’ed in on exactly what specialty.
I’m hoping she chooses UF, so I can be near her. …. And because the med school is top notch.
Ally, you are God’s treasure, as well as a treasure to all you meet. I can’t wait to see where you’ll go!
On the farm with Ally | Morriston Florida | Angela Norton Senior Photographer
Well if ranching doesn’t work out for this chic, she definitely needs to go into the styling arts. She planned every detail, and totally rocked it.
Baylee presented her hair styling ideas to Crystal Smith, and she totally rocked it too! Make up was spot-on and flawlessly done by Krysti Martin. We all knew 4 complete outfit and hair changes was a lofty attempt, but by working together, and rolling with the punches, and a whole lot of hustle, we did it.
Baylee, your world is changing so fast this summer! The excitement of the unknown combined with the confidence in your plans, makes for some mixed emotions I’m sure. Congratulations on your achievements, and I wish you many many more to come!
A senior shows tribute to her ranch life. | Williston Florida | Angela Norton Senior Photographer