I met the Holmes family when I was around 11 or 12 years old through dance lessons, church and Mr. Holmes was my middle school vice principle. Amanda (now a senior!!) was only 3 years old at the time – now I feel old..(insert eye roll). Robin, Amanda’s mom, contacted me about her senior pictures, and I honestly did not realize Amanda was old enough to be a senior! She indeed is, and she is beautiful!
Amanda is having a bit of a different start to her senior year than most. Last week, one week after we did her senior pictures, she underwent brain surgery for a Chiari Malformation and is now on the mend. She will be in recovery for at least 6 weeks and hopefully the months of chronic headaches she has been living with and powering through will be gone! If you have a moment, say a prayer for Amanda as she recovers and that she can successfully dive into the rest of her senior year pain free!
Amanda and her family moved a few hours away from our hometown a few years back, but they have returned and it was so nice to see them again and take these portraits on a beautiful farm owned by close family friends of both of our families – Jake and Kleo Garland! When the Holmes family moved, they were unable to take their dog, Belle, and Jake and Kleo actually took care of Belle for them. Amanda got to spend some time with Belle who followed us around during her shoot and made her way into a few frames with Amanda.
Congratulations on your final year of high school, Amanda! I am praying for your recovery and hoping you can get back in the swing of things soon and enjoy this exciting time in your life! Enjoy the pictures!!
Her grandma’s ring
Amanda wanted to re-create a senior picture that her brother had taken during his senior pictures.