Just like that, another year gone!
Where in the world did it go?
This time last year, I was meeting this group of seniors at a bowling alley for their meet and greet. Many of them, I had known previously. Others, I had just connected with on Instagram. It was the biggest team I have had so far.
Eleven incredible seniors.
I was so excited for the year ahead. Then poof, it’s all done!
Meet and greet – check. Mini sessions – check. Fall session – check. Individual Senior sessions – check. Valentine’s Day shoot – check. Spring session – check.
Check, check, check.
One by one, each session was completed. Like every year, we ended with their 2022 Spokesmodel Team Graduation session. It’s where each Senior gets to do cap and gown photos, plus a few photos with their college apparel. It’s one of my favorite sessions because, by then mostly, if not all, of them have officially graduated and are getting excited for the next steps in their lives.
The college years.
I get to hear when they move in, when school starts, if they have met their roommate, etc. I just love to hear the excitement in their voices as they start to pack and plan their dorm rooms. It instantly takes me back to my summer before college. It is filled with ALL the emotions! Happiness. Nervousness. Confidence. Sadness.
It is ever-changing!
This year, we have seniors going down south to Texas, staying close at Penn State or Kutztown, and even heading to Appalachian State. They are spread all over. Some even going to the same college. No matter what, it is a brand new situation for them, and I already know they are going to thrive! I can’t wait to cheer each of them on in their upcoming endeavors!
They are going to do big things!
I’m truly so sad that this is the end because I have LOVED this year with each of them! They will forever be an extra special team to me! To the Class of 2022, stay in touch and know you can always reach out to me for anything!
This is what I want to leave you with:
Try new things.
Step out of your comfort zone.
Let your wings soar.
Do the unthinkable.
Push the limits.
Enjoy the slow moments.
Take in the scenery.
Be authentically you.
Capture the memories.
Never forget who you are!
I wish you all the best and can’t wait to see what the next steps have in store for you!
XOXO ~ Heather Marie
More HMP Senior Spokesmodel Team Shoots:
White Cliffs of Conoy Senior Spokesmodel Session