Heather Bonga {Senior}

This was technically Heather’s senior photo session, but her boyfriend, Tommy, came along and I ended up with a bunch of sweet photos of the two of them! Wasn’t sure how I was going to categorize the album, but decided not to stress myself out at all and make it one big CELEBRATION! How about if we celebrate Heather graduating from high school? Celebrating the beautiful weather that is finally here at The Morton Arboretum?! And last but not least, celebrating Love and Friendship. Yeah, I’m totally okay with all that! :)

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“You are the most beautiful when you speak from your heart.”

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Christina Carter {Senior}

All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. (Walt Disney)

Congratulations, Christina!

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

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Gunnar Maddock {Senior}

I had the pleasure of meeting and taking senior photos for Gunnar Maddock from Glenbard West High School! ¬†We had a great time meeting first at Blackberry Market for a bite to eat and then we took advantage of the wonderful surroundings in Glen Ellyn for his photos. Gunnar’s Mom was one of my good friends in junior high almost 35 years ago (GULP!) and it was amazing to see her again. I love my job and the ways it keeps me connected to people in my life. ¬†Gunnar, you were amazing and I’m in love with your images! I will be watching what God will do in and through your life! :)

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GUNNAR MADDOCK / GLENBARD WEST HS / CLASS OF 2015

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Morgan Mueller {Senior}

Wrapping up Morgan Mueller’s senior photos and I’m sad to let her go! I love this girl and it’s been such a pleasure taking her photos and getting to know her this year. Truly a beautiful soul…

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“No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.”

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Morgan Mueller {Senior}

Morgan is becoming one of my favorite people to photograph! I love this girl and I love her spirit. She strikes me as someone who is considerate, kind, and fun to be around. I am over the moon that we got to work together at The Morton Arboretum! These are some of my all-time favorite images!

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“She knew that she was formed in God’s hands, dreamed up in His heart, and placed in this world for a purpose…”

Morgan Mueller // Class of 2015

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