clare / by Ashley Brown

It's not terribly often that we photograph older "kids", but when I photograph someone like Clare, it makes me wonder why. As her mom said, there is no reason to stop having portraits made once your little ones grow up. Clare is graduating high school this month, and this is such a fantastic opportunity to be photographed... on the cusp of adulthood, and what teenage girl wouldn't want the chance to feel beautiful? I think we accomplished that (not that is was difficult... look at this girl)! The cap-and-gown portraits serve their purpose, but it is great to do something a bit more creative and reflective. She was such a pleasure to work with, and I had a lot of fun being able to chat with her about her plans and aspirations. Clare, thanks for a wonderful evening. Congratulations on graduating and good luck next year! 1