Melanie, All Grown Up

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From high school senior to college senior, my good friend Melanie asked me to photograph her as she comes to an academic finale at the University of Texas at Dallas. We had our little session at the Visual Arts building and we moved about the campus. She selected three outfits to correlate to the 3 locations that were very important to her during her college years. But first, here is a photo of Mel when we took her high school portraits. The image on the left is still one of my favorite images from that time. The right is that same face years later.

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Congrats to Melanie! Off you go into the real world! I know she'll become a great dentist!!!

It's funny that she has evolved from a quirky little teenager to a smart (but still quirky) confident lady. It's amazing to look at how incredibly terrible the high school senior photos that I took are. I was just an eager girl with a camera. Now, its great to reflect my own growth through these new series of photos that I shot of Melanie. We both have grown and it's great that we have done so for the better.