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May 1, 2018

Senior Session at Graves Mountain

This girl is full of fire and joy, she lights up the corner of the world she lives in. She’s so full of laughter that it’s hard to not have fun when you’re with her. I’ve known her since she was a little girl, and watching her transformation into an amazing young women has been fabulous. I will forever think of her when the song from girls camp pops into my head, “Don’t give me no juice, no juice. Just give me that milk, that milk.” And now that little snippet will be floating around in my head all day. Thanks, Lexi. 😉

I’ve watched her grow into herself, navigate the tough parts of adolescence, overcome difficult situations, and figure out just who she wants to be. We’ve shared the stress of primitive camping (think bugs and humidity and no showers!) for days on end, but none of it dimmed her zest for life, though it did increase her gratitude for beautiful things like beds and showers. But I was happy that she came to her senior session looking (and smelling!) better than she did on that last day of girls camp, haha.

We met at Graves Mountain Lodge on a beautiful spring morning, while the sun was still low enough to create some gorgeous morning backlight. And then we proceeded to just have fun for the next hour+. Flyaway hair, wardrobe changes, waiting out the people fishing in the little pond we wanted as a backdrop, it was all simply fun because we kept things so relaxed. And Graves Mountain has so, so many beautiful, classically Virginia, backdrops for portraits.

I will miss seeing Lexi’s infectious smile every week, and watching her talk and laugh with her besties at church. She’s about to graduate and head off to college at BYU Idaho, where she will undoubtedly find a tribe that will share the next phase of life with her. I can’t wait to see where it takes her.



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