Sarah is a current 2018 ANP Ambassador from Mineral Ridge High School. She will be attending Duquesne University in the fall and since that campus’s landscape is pretty much magical and overlooks the city, it was such an ideal spot for her session. We finished up the second half of Sarah’s session right here at home in Fellows Riverside Garden or the Rose Garden as I always call it. The Rose Garden is one of those spots that we take for granted because we live here. We’re used to it. It’s available to us for every dance, wedding, or special event perfectly landscaped and typically flooded with people. We lucked out for Sarah’s session though on a weekday evening and pretty much had the place to ourselves!
Yes, Duquesne is gorgeous! And yes, the first place I stopped was the front of this parking deck. It ended up being my favorite shot of the day. Do I expect this to be the shot hanging over the mantle or the one in the yearbook? Maybe… but probably not! That’s why variety plays a crucial role during senior sessions!
Technically, we weren’t even on campus yet in that first outfit. I admit I can get a bit carried away shooting on random city streets! But Sarah was totally killing it and you’d never know how hot it was, or that a monsoon was about to hit the city, right!?
A little bit about Sarah: she’s a doll! She’s easily one of the sweetest girls. She holds her faith close and is obviously a rockstar academically. I had the privilege to see a more playful side of Sarah when she brought her boyfriend to the second part of her shoot back in Youngstown. *Ladies, bring your boyfriend to your shoot!! We snuck in a few photos of the two of them and it was so refreshing to see how supportive and encouraging and helpful he was through her whole shoot.
Those giggles are genuine, you guys! She’s picked a good one.
A butterfly joined us for the end of Sarah’s session. I may have chased it for a few shots, but we got it! Butterflies tend to represent life, or in the Christian religion, resurrection. The English major in me can’t help but to think that butterfly is representing a successful new beginning for Sarah this fall!