Senior Stars: Malia



I wanted to share this really special senior photo session that I did the other week.  It's special because the girl is a star - has always been a star - and will do amazing things with her life!  This superstar's name is Malia. I can't wait to introduce her to you!


Malia is very talented and plays the number one spot on the tennis team for her high school!  She was a homecoming candidate and did this awesome skit of High School Musical where her team actually did the basketball number - "Get Your Head in the Game" (My son and I share a love for this musical with sweet Malia!)  Who doesn't?  (Go, Wildcats!)

Below are some action shots and portraits we did at the tennis courts near Baker Mansion in Altoona. 

Malia - killing her serve!

Other Talent

I have had the privilege of knowing this young lady since my teaching days.  I wasn't her actual teacher, but used to run this club called "Community Inspired Arts" where our group used our art talents to better the lives of people in our community.  One of the things that we did was make clay pots, sell them at a soup dinner, and give all of the proceeds to places like the local food bank or our school Backpack Program.  Malia was there way back when- using her artistic skill.  I'm not thinking I'll too often be able to throw in an old photo like this on my blog - so here we go!

Malia paints a on window at school for an upcoming event.

Even More Talent

And Malia plays the violin.  Occasionally, she plays in creeks... I'm kidding! But she was totally up for it! We both trudged through the rocks and water together and came up with some fun shots. We had a chance to do posed shots in addition to the violin-playing ones! 

Below you see me giving directions on posing, taking photographs, and a selfie afterward of the evidence of wading too far - at least the equipment stayed dry!!

A Few More Poses

Final Poses

We chose a nearby place to get some good stone texture as a background.  It was a fun, quiet last place to shoot compared to the tennis courts!  Here are a few moments!

Selfie Time

After a fun morning together - we had to end it this way!  I wish all the best for this awesome girl!

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