It was all blue skies and gorgeous light when I met up with Mikayla for her senior shoot in Washington. The first image in the collection below is simply stunning. This Southridge High School senior had a confident, quiet beauty that really spoke for itself. That’s something I always try to do with my seniors; allow their natural personality and beauty to be seen, rather than using fancy filters and crazy props or miscellaneous “tricks”. These gals are gorgeous just as they are! Mikayla has an extremely accomplished 3.95 G.P.A., and is involved in gymnastics at Southridge and at Garland Gymnastics. She also participates in a freshman mentoring program, Younglife, and the National Honor Society, as well as being in her school’s leadership class.
“I’m a pretty odd-ball, goofy type of person”, she explained, “but I also really love people. I love hearing their stories, and being there for others more than myself. I love laughing a lot, and laughter makes me happy!” She certainly brought me plenty of joy when we did her shoot, and I’m so glad I get to spend time with seniors like this bright young woman as my job! I feel so lucky.
“I have always seen Photography by Galicia images posted by some of my friends, and their personality is captured so perfectly in each picture. I wanted outstanding pictures like them, as well as being a role model for others” -Mikayla