Senior Favorite – McKayla and the Red Dress
This girl is so ADORABLE. I have know her since she was about three years old. Her grandpa, Julius, was our our realtor, who became our friend, who then became our neighbor. He would bring his little red-haired McKayla with him everywhere…it was so sweet. I loved how McKayla jumped right in to play with the crazy number of boys on our street…she was seriously outnumbered. I have always been struck by how friendly and upbeat and, of course, absolutely gorgeous she is.
McKayla’s mom and I both struggle to pick a favorite image from her session. She looks amazing in all of them and shows off her many moods and expressions. But, Goose (aka McKayla) knew exactly which one she wanted to share…”her vogue one.” McKayla really mixed it up from a cute blouse and boots, to a sweater, to her Dutch Bros. beanie, to “the red dress.” When her mom showed me this dress, I knew exactly where I wanted to shoot, and McKayla sure delivered the pose.
McKayla loves this image because “it represents her looking off into her future…and ready to ride the journey of the next steps.”
McKayla will be focused on nursing at University of Arizona in the fall (she’ll wear lots of red there). She wants to help others, in a fast pace environment and is thinking of pediatric ICU, emergency, or surgery.
I am so gonna miss her smiling face at Dutch Bros. after this summer, but I am so happy to watch her following her dreams.
McKayla’s senior motto is “Put some red lipstick on and live a little!”