I have been a high school teacher for seven years, so spending time with teenagers is something that I obviously love to do. In addition to teaching 10th grade English and Journalism, I am also a leader at my church’s youth group, so I really do know A LOT of teenagers. =)
The summer is a time when I usually like to work on a personal project (or twelve) and so this year I decided that I would like to organize an event for some students who love photography as much as I do. Some of the kids that came were former students of mine who are now in college, and others are part of the youth group at church. They are all awesome people who I adore!
It was super fun to spend a few hours with these kids. Some just modeled, some took photos and modeled, and some were more interested in being behind the lens (like me! haha!), but all had a great time.
I’ll be sharing some images from our day here on the blog in the next few days. First up, the girls! =)
Madi is a 10th grader who is beautiful inside and out. I met her at youth group and she has proven to be strong, passionate, and talented. She sings like an angel and even goes to an art school for her drama skills! It was so much fun to take photos of her. She’s a natural in front of the camera!
Faustina will be attending PBA in a few short weeks! I also know Faustina from youth group, and what first impressed me about her is how kind and wonderful she is to everyone around her. She is also a fantastic singer and leads our youth group worship pretty often. I love her kind spirit, excitement for life, and overall amazingness. I also loved her in front of my lens; look at that smile!
Since Madi and Faustina go to youth group together, they are also close friends, and I wanted to snap a few of them together. When I asked them to make the funniest face they could think of, I immediately got the most adorable photos I could have asked for. I LOVE these!!
Thank you Madi and Faustina for modeling for us and for being truly incredible young women! Can’t wait to photograph you again!
The boys are up next! Stay tuned.
Great shots and such beautiful smiles too 🙂
Thank you! I loved every moment of working on this project!
It worked great! 🙂