Very rarely in life do you come across someone like Lainey. She has the sweetest soul, and the kindest personality; she turned a regular senior session into one of the most fun and lovely times that I’ve had in a while. Lainey hails from Lompoc High School, and plans on attending a four year university when the time comes, but isn’t sure about her major yet. While she may not know at the moment, she has faith in herself that she’ll figure it out soon, and do something that she truly loves. Shouldn’t that be the goal for every high school graduate? Lainey is a part of many groups at her school, namely California Scholarship Federation, Brave Women’s Club, Associate Student Body, Sapphire Dance Team, Thespian Troupe and Drama. She’s a busy bee, but she’s made some wonderful memories with these groups, especially her favorite of seeing Hamilton in LA with her drama friends.
Lainey had a bohemian vision for her session, and she came well prepared with her wardrobe. It fit her creative personality, and we made a point of capturing that in her session. Her friends describe her as ‘a lover by nature’, and ‘always up for an adventure’; they must know her well! She has a passion for helping people, and hopes to one day be fully enlisted in the peace corps, traveling to do missions work while learning about all of the different cultures and peoples around the world. It’s a wonderful passion to see in someone so young, and it came from somewhere.
I've known her family basically for forever, and I took pictures of her older sister, Riley, who is a phenomenal makeup artist. They're a lovely family! Lainey looks up to her grandfather and her dad: “My grandfather passed away when I was younger, but he’s always been in the back of my head, and still teaches me and helps in making tough decisions.” She said, “My dad is basically a reincarnation of my grandpa, and I look up to both of them, probably more than they think I do. They are true heroes, and have taught me the morals that I hold dear to my heart each day.” With such amazing heroes in Lainey's life, it’s no wonder that she’s who she is today.
It was wonderful to capture her sweet soul in her senior photos. The colors and atmosphere of the day were gorgeous, but none could match Lainey’s looks. I hope that she keeps that bubbly and creative personality of hers as she works towards her dream job, and continues to hold her morals dear. Congratulations, Lainey!