Macy and Me: The Senior Portrait Experience

The grey back drop was pulled down in the studio blocking the view of front entrance. As I finishing up with my session on the other side, Macy quietly slipped into the studio.

It has been several years since I’ve seen her.

I met her family several years ago when her oldest brother was a senior in high school. While most of the family towered over me, Macy & her brother Will, were around my size. Of course, at the time, they were around 11-13??

Macy had come to see me for her portraits now that she is a senior. As I walked around the corner-

I let out a gasp.

“Is that really you??” I couldn’t believe my eyes.

She sat with her long legs crossed in front of her and long blond locks cascaded down her back. She looked like Malibu Barbie sitting there and I was in awe of her transformation.

Surely this couldn’t be the same little girl that was MY height only a few years ago??

I definitely didn’t look so composed when I was seventeen… I should find the archives so we can all have a good laugh!

When Macy stood to greet me, she let out a nervous giggle quietly telling me she felt so tall.

I smiled back, reassuring her we are each blessed with individuality. There is a benefit she owns by her height and there is some talent in my ability to fit into small spaces.

Opposite of her, I felt every inch of my 5’1’… admiring her towering presence and a slightly sad to see the ‘little’ girl I met years ago had disappeared.

My instinct was to hug her instantly!!!

…but with teenagers you haven’t seen in a while, it’s slightly creepy looking at them in bewilderment like they are still the kid you once knew. Instead, I wrote this blog post thinking some of you would relate!

Until Next Time,

xoxo adrienne signing off

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I'm Adrienne Maples, a fine artist, photographer and entrepreneur in Kansas City and I love preserving memories for my clients. I'm creative, passionate, fun-loving and I hope to inspire you!

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