A Senior Session for Abby, Class of 2016 with Amanda Brown Photographs

Meet the lovely Miss Abby! She is a senior who is very excited about her graduation.

Abby loves to play the piano, she loves to swing, loves her stuffed Pooh Bear, and her favorite color is yellow. Abby is also blind and autistic and beautiful.

When Abby's mom asked me to take her senior portraits, I was both excited and a little nervous not knowing what to expect. From the moment I arrived, you could just feel how much Abby's family loved and cared for her. Abby's sweet and innocent spirit immediately put me at ease. Her sister had done her hair and make-up and she was very excited to get her picture taken. Even though she expressed that she would much prefer her more comfortable ponytail!

We had a wonderful time working together to create beautiful portraits of Abby. Abby's mom explained that when Abby was little she could still see colors and that she loved the color yellow. So we were so excited that we had timed her session right when the forsythia bushes were in full yellow bloom. It was perfect!

Abby's mom said "I am so proud of Abby! She has come such a long way. One of the many things being a parent of an autistic child has taught me is to always appreciate the little things she does. So when she graduates, it will be quite the celebration!"

It was such a blessing to be able to photograph Abby and her family. Senior portraits are an iconic part of a young person's last year of school. They capture who you are at this stage of your life and are an opportunity to express yourself. It was wonderful to be able to capture this for Abby. All of her favorites and some beautiful smiles.

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This song was playing on my way to Abby's session:

"I can see the fingerprints of God when I look at you

I can see the fingerprints of God and I know it's true

You're a masterpiece that all creation quietly applauds

And you're covered with the fingerprints of God"

-Steven Curtis Chapman

Caps off to you, Graduate! Well done!

 

Images by Amanda Brown of Amanda Brown Photographs