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Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer … Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

I’m so excited to officially introduce on the blog our first senior session of the Class of 2017!!!

Miss Rachael attends Courtland High School in Fredericksburg!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

What better way to show off these 2017 seniors than with a destination shoot?!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Rachael flew in from Virginia to have a senior session with me in downtown Chicago.

I am so honored that she chose me to do her pictures!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

We had a blast and covered so much territory during her session.

We were hot and exhausted but you would never know by looking at her final images.

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Rachael was a trooper! What a sweet, beautiful and fun young lady!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

At her school, Rachael is involved with Future Business Leaders of America, tech club, Spanish club, and key club.

She loves volunteering where she can teach – the mentally challenged are her favorite! She loves it when she can make them happy and they learn something in the science area. That spark of learning really drives her!!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Rachael is also a great sales and marketing person Рa natural!!! She is pursuing a degree related to international business.

She is currently looking into DePaul and Randolph Macon as her first 2 choices.

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Rachael plays soccer, basketball, piano, and viola.

She led her basketball team to many wins!! She’s a leader and tears up the court as though she owns it.

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Her style is very eclectic bohemian. She loves to look like she stepped out of the sixties and seventies!! So antique shopping is one of Rachael’s favorite activities!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Her hobbies are the gym, reading the classics, listening to music, hanging with friends, and putting her artistic ability to work!! (Rachael enjoys jewelry repair and making soap and beauty products!)

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

I just LOVE how this particular shot below turned out! It’s so simple and yet strikingly beautiful!! The sun is at that perfect angle.

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Miss Rachael speaks Spanish and some of the different dialects along with French, Japanese, and Korean.

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

After college, Rachael will attempt to go to the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) program before she pursues her masters, hoping at Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell or U Penn.

This motivated girl is really thinking ahead!!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

Rachael loves going home to Chicago and Santa Fe.; she loves the feeling of family closeness and belonging. <3

Coming to Chicago for her senior shoot was a treat for sure!!

Chicago Naperville Destination Senior Photographer ... Miss Rachael from Virginia feels right at home

It was great meeting you, Rachael!

Again, I’m so honored that you chose me as your photographer!!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer … A smile as sweet as spring

Miss Kelsey was all smiles at her senior shoot!!

Spring is in the air!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

Kelsey is one of our Class of 2016 Senior Ambassadors! Recognize her from our summer Yacht shoot?

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

I can’t believe how fast time flies!! I remember our summer senior ambassador shoot like it was yesterday, and here’s Kelsey, about to graduate!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

I absolutely love Kelsey’s bright printed dress! Her gorgeous green eyes really pop!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

She will be graduating from Naperville North this May.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

During her time at NNHS, Kelsey has been involved in Link Crew.

It’s always so nice to meet a friendly face as an incoming freshman, and that’s exactly what Link Crew does!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

This black jumpsuit was a great choice for Kelsey’s senior shoot. The color is so crisp against the white door!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

This girl’s about to have one busy summer!

Kelsey plays travel softball and will travel with her team to Indiana, Colorado, and California.

Good luck ladies!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

Kelsey is sad to leave high school next month, but she’s excited for what her future holds … as she continues her softball career at Coastal Carolina in the fall!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... A smile as sweet as spring

Best of luck to Kelsey with her last few weeks of high school left.

Safe travels this summer!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer … You’ll work for this boy one day!

Meet this charming boy, Ethan!

After graduating from Waubonsie Valley next month, he will be attending University Nebraska Lincoln to major in Computer Science.

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Ethan has lots of interests –

He loves to play acoustic guitar and sing, and has performed many times over the years in public recitals.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... You

Ethan has been involved with Youth & Government at Waubonsie. He loves to engage in a spirited debate!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... You

He also has a natural ability to produce puns at any given moment!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... You

Ethan’s mom couldn’t stop raving about her senior son.

“He is highly intelligent, very funny, expressive, warm and witty — and passionate! I have always encouraged him to use these talents on stage, because he’d make a wonderful actor!”

Maybe something to consider during Ethan’s college years??

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I just love how amazing Ethan’s urban senior shoot turned out.

I had so much fun working with him!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... You

Ethan dreams of running his own company someday, using computer science to solve problems in ways you probably wouldn’t think of!

I can absolutely see Ethan as his own boss.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... You

Best of luck to you in your years ahead, Ethan!!

I hope you make the very most out of your college experience!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer … Beauty & Brains

What a perfect winter day for Miss Paige S’s senior shoot!!

Paige will be graduating from Naperville Central this spring.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

I love all of Paige’s outfit selections for her shoot. She brought fashion to the winter season!!!

Paige is one of our seniors who used our fabulous hair and makeup artist, Renee!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

Just STUNNING.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

Paige was super awesome to work with! Such a natural in front of the camera.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

One of Paige’s favorite hobbies is reading. <3

She was not involved in any sports during her time at Central, but was a member of Latin Club her first three years.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

Look at those AMAZING eyes! Obsessed!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

I loved venturing around hidden spots in Downtown Naperville to get the right angle! Each session is always so unique.

We had a blast at Paige’s shoot – and it truly shows!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

In the fall, Paige will be attending Iowa State and will be studying Pre Med.

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

Paige’s love for winter and the snow clearly shows in the pictures. So gorgeous!!

Chicago Naperville High School Senior Photographer ... Beauty & Brains

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