Wild and Fearless Senior Session | Ellis Illustrations

Watching our clients grow up and grow through stages of their life is one thing that is so magical about this profession. This is what Caroline had to say about this session: 

I’ve known Madi for about 4 years now.  I’ve seen her grow from a young, awkward high school student to a beautiful young lady full of purpose and drive.  This babe is graduating from Emory University with a degree in Middle Eastern cultures.  She wants to boldly enter into the most male-driven societies in the world to bring change, hope, and understanding. 

Madi is my kind of girl.  Raised by a single mother, (who’s also a babe), she values all things beautiful, adventurous, and real.  On the way to our session, we passed by this field that had random sprouts of extra green grass—so we made an immediate U-turn and explored.  I asked her what she wanted to do when she graduated, and she spoke spending a minimum of 2 years in a middle eastern country—Iran, Israel, or possibly even Pakistan.  She spoke of how deep the need of change in those societies are—that the change goes so much deeper than a new regime or government.  The kind of change that is needed comes from one person at a time—lives needing to be impacted with something greater and full of hope.  

My goal in capturing her in this session was to make sure I told of her fearlessness.  This girl is a force to be reckoned with, and the world needs to be on the lookout.  We need to raise our daughters to boldly go where the world tells her not to go.  We need girls like Madi to say the things that make us uncomfortable and to challenge us to consider things we might not have before.  I was honored to tell her story that was full of scars and fight and hope.  If anyone deserves to be a part of the Babetown Collective, it’s her.  She’s the babe of all babes, Joan of Arc in the flesh.

I'm a story-teller. Servant of the moment, wanting to tell the raw joy, emotion, and authenticity of the moment. The camera is my medium.

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