Senior Session | Sycamore Senior Photography

The high school senior session season is in full swing, but I’m pausing to teach this week. I’m a teacher + learner at heart. I can’t help myself.

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We should never stop learning, and I practice that philosophy always.

I may be a mom, and yes, high school is behind me (plus a few years, wink wink), but I’m a lifelong learner. Whether it was coaching basketball, learning photography, new books, different viewpoints, or learning a brand new skill, I dive in.

During Liz’s session, I learned a few more new things.

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When I sat down with Liz and her Mom, I began thinking about her senior session, and knew it would involve nature + the great outdoors for this pretty + active gal.

She is always outside, whether running, hiking, or kayaking, and there’s nothing she loves more than breathing in fresh mountain air! That’s why she is scoping out college homes in the Northwest, so she can find out everything that Washington, Oregon and Idaho have to offer.

As someone who deeply misses that part of the country (hello, mountain ranges + amazing forests), I couldn’t be more thrilled for her to settle into college in one of those states. She hopes to study bio/environmental science as well as wildlife ecology, so she’s certainly looking in the right areas.

Even though we’re in Illinois, we found a beautiful wooded area that really did brought the Pacific Northwest to mind, with it’s lush greenery.

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I hope these images always help Liz remember her senior year, her big dreams + her next adventure. It’s all part of her story.

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The last few images in this set tell another piece of the story… The story of the POWER POSE!

This mind shift + pose are fascinating. So fascinating they social psychologist Amy Cuddy did a TedTalk about it.

Click on through and see if you agree with the Power Pose. Read the blog post and make a personal scientific study.

Cheers & Sparkles to your inner confidence!

💖Andrea | Showing the Beautiful YOU in story images

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