I've been documenting pieces of Sadie's remarkable life since she was just a little girl. So, her senior session felt extra-memorable to me; given that I've known her for so many years. Sadie is one of the most humble, down-to-earth, and authentic humans that I've been privileged to know, and I can't wait to see where her future is going to take her. As a senior at Family Partnership Charter School, she has stayed extremely busy. She participates in high school rodeo, and has quite a talent for the demanding sport; competing in barrel racing, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, pole bending, cutting, and reined cow horse. In addition, she works part time at the R42 Ranch exercising horses and also training them...I have no idea how she juggles such a busy schedule! "Some of my favorite memories from high school include qualifying for the high school rodeo state finals in 5 events and winning the All Around Cowgirl Saddle", she explained, "In five years, I'd love to be competing in the pro rodeo circuit, and working for a western lifestyle brand."
One of the people she looks up to most is her stepmom Marna, adding, "My stepmom is the most selfless, kind, strong, and humble person I know. She is my biggest fan and my best friend. I am truly beyond blessed to have her in my life, and I hope my own classmates remember me as someone who was kind, humble, helpful, and sweet." Sadie has big plans for after graduation (besides making it the pro circuit) and hopes to also earn her bachelors in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Marketing at Cal Poly. When it came time to dream up her senior session, of course, we included horses as a nod to her love of animals. I had no idea she could pull off these very stylish and chic looks when we shot at her family property in Buellton, California....she's truly a girl of many talents! Besides being so incredibly smart and athletic, she also is passionate about helping others and supports causes like the special olympics and helping children through animal therapy.
Sadie, I am thankful to know you, and so grateful I've been part of your life through photography for all these years. You're going to do some amazing things in the future, and I am privileged to be on the sidelines, cheering you on.