Madi’s Senior Portrait Session at Old Savage Mill

This past week I had the pleasure of taking senior portraits for Madi, a senior at Glenelg High School. Madi lives across the street and we are lucky enough to have her as our kids’ babysitter too! She has the most laid back attitude and just goes with the flow which I so admire about her. She also plays softball and works at NinjaBE, which is a fun place for kids to go for jumping and climbing.

The first thing I noticed about Madi when I first met her was how striking her eyes were.  She has these long lashes and her eyes are the prettiest shade of green.  She’s gentle and kind and I was so thrilled when her mom asked me to take her senior portraits.

We chose Old Savage Mill for her shoot location because she said that she wanted a rustic vibe and I thought she would really enjoy the bridge there and the beautiful stone and brick backgrounds.  We started at the bridge and the sun was shining so beautifully down on her that I stayed in that area with her for quite some time.  Next she changed into her casual outfit and I could see how much more comfortable she was which showed on camera as well.

She was in the flow and I was able to capture her natural laugh on camera which made me so happy. Her mom asked her to make a peace sign which she does so often in pictures because that is one of her trademarks.

Next her mom asked if she wanted to take some shots with a messy bun look because that’s how she normally wears her hair and she wanted her to look like herself.  This is when I captured some of my favorite shots of the day. She was radiating beauty and I decided to put some of these shots in black and white too because she looked like such a classic beauty to me.

At the end of the night I thanked Madi and her mom, Dana for making my night.  I love photographing seniors and there was something about their energy in particular that made me feel so relaxed and like myself that allowed me to capture some of my favorite senior shots I have taken.

If your daughter or son is a senior in high school and you would love to have some gorgeous photos of them too, you can call the studio at 443-900-5170 or email  The season ends the last weekend in October and won’t start up again until the spring. Thanks and I hope you have an amazing fall!