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{Makayla}::Class of 2015

Gorgeous, smart, sweet, funny, amazing Makayla. This young lady just happens to be my oldest niece.  And from the very moment I laid eyes on her, all those years ago, I’ve thought she was the bees knees.  Getting the opportunity to document this beautiful young lady was, by far, one of the most special and meaningful days of my job as a photographer (and proud Aunt).  makayla-1

Kayla is a senior (OMG how did this happen?!) at GlenOak High School.  She is involved in GlenOak Drifters, GlenOak Chorale, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Rivertree Christian Student Ministry leadership.  Watching her perform on stage has been such a thrill these last 4 years.  Her experience performing and speaking in front of people was obvious during our session.  She was confident, relaxed and super fun!


G-G-GLE-NO-O-O-OAK-G-L-E-N-O-A-K….GLENOAK…GLENOAK…GLENOAK…HEY!  (I can’t help myself! GlenOak is my Alma Mater too)


Makayla says the best thing about High School is being involved. She says,  “I’m glad I was able to be a part of the memory-making for so many other people especially through student council, and I’ve gotten to make my own along the way.”

(Gah! This pic of you, Kayla!)  ♥


And the worst thing…People standing in the middle of halls and making stupid comments.

(This one is one of my favorites of you too, Mac…okay, let’s be honest…I am totally obsessed with every photo we took, you are such a beauty…)


Her favorite movies are Moulin Rouge and Mulan. And she says she can’t live without Starbucks, Country or Jazz Music, and her best friends.


For a gal so involved in the choral department, asking her what song will most remind her of High School is kind of a loaded question! Her answer, “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” (of course).


After graduation, she plans to attend Bowling Green State University, double majoring in Mild to Moderate Special Education and Early Childhood Education.


In 10 years, Makayla sees herself married with kids and settled into her own classroom. ♥


You’re fun. And adorable. LOVE these blue dress pics! ♥♥


Kayla says her spare time is her extra curricular time because she loves them so much, so she spends plenty of time helping out in the choir room or at student council events. But when she’s not there, she’s with Jake (the boy) or Calley (the bestie).



Oh man…another favorite.  How are we ever going to decide?!


Makayla’s advice to underclassmen…”think before speaking! It seems like freshman are always explaining the latest stupid thing they said to an upperclassman.”  😀


A quote that Makayla would like to share…”At any given moment, you have the power to say, “This is not how the story is going to end””.  -Unknown


Makayla, you have always held a special place in my heart and I love you more than words can say. I think you are an elegant, beautiful, intelligent, kind soul with a very bright future.  Watching you grow into the young lady you are now has been entirely wild and a true pleasure.  It’s your turn now to write your story and I can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds for you!  I love you, sweet niece…Happy SENIOR Year!


October 13, 2014 - 9:20 am

JMorgan - Wow…my heart is so full of love for both of you! I am one proud, blessed, grateful mama and grandma. I love you both so much.

October 13, 2014 - 9:47 am

Carol/Barrie Gwin - What a lovely young lady and captured so beautifully. Aunt Carol/Uncle Barrie

October 13, 2014 - 10:36 am

Sue Letcher - Kayla-
– You are so special and lovely!!!

October 13, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Colleen Toussant - These pictures and the story you told along with them are both Beautiful!! And so is your niece! You have a real talent and “feel” for capturing the perfect look.

October 14, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Momma Dar - Again and Again… the heart, the eye and the soul, behind the lens. Sweet MaKayla, she is beautiful and her smile is full of heart! Thank you for sharing. I loved this!

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