Thursday, July 23, 2009

Senior Spotlight: Maria | Raleigh High School Senior Photographer

Meet Maria. She's a rising senior at Cary High School. She's fun, she's artistic, and she's got a great sense of style. Her clothes were all of my favorite colors, so I have to assume that she also shares a love for the tertiary colors : )

I asked Maria to answer a few questions for me, so here we go!

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JA: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
M: I would travel to India because the culture and people are fascinating to me.

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JA: Who are your favorite bands/singers?
M: I cannot name a single band or singer but a few of my favorites as of now are NeverShoutNever and Dispatch.

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JA: What is your favorite meal?
M: My favorite meal is a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel.

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JA: If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would you choose and why?
M: I would meet Ashton Kutcher, because he is simply amazing.

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JA: Who is your biggest role model?
M: My biggest role model would have to be my mom.

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Can we just pause for a moment to appreciate how beautiful Maria's eyes are?

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JA: What are your favorite clothing stores?
M: American Apparel & Urban Outfitters (& Target!)

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JA: What is your favorite book?
M: Go Ask Alice

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JA: What is on the walls in your room?
M: I don't have much on the walls of my room, but I have magazine/posters collaged and covering my whole ceiling.

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Just look at this pose! I told Maria to play with her necklace and this is what she did. So editorial!

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JA: What is your dream job?
M: My dream job, as of now, is to be a glassblower and have my own studio.

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JA: Where would you like to go to art school?
M: Hawaii

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This little field was full of grasshoppers. Every time we took a step, a swarm of them would go jumping : ) This rocking chair has been in my family for years. I was happy to be able to use it in this shoot.

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JA: If you could do one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be?
M: I would rid the world of child labor and mistreatment.

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As you may have noticed, Maria is an artist, so what better way to celebrate that than to capture that on camera?

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Maria, I had a fabulous time with you. Your gallery will be ready soon!

10 comments:

Beth Armsheimer said...

Oh my word Jen!! these are so fabulous! She will be so happy with them :)

Beth Jansen said...

Seriously, girl - you are SO impressing me! These are awesome and what a KICK A** location!!!!

Jan Summers said...

Fantastic photos. They will be the memory of a lifetime. So much more fun than old fashioned studio pictures with the drape and boa. Maria, you are a beautiful girl.

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Victoria said...

Man, I wish I had senior pictures like this. Amazing! You are amazing!!

}:{ Keda }:{ said...

This session is breathtaking! Fabulous work.

Cat Ward said...

wow! love all of these, but especially the one with the rust colored background:) great locations. she is beautiful and has such a photogenic face.

Corin said...

Awesome Jen! She has such a classic beauty about her. I really love the one of her in the grass, the profile shot, reminded me of a Dante Rossetti painting.

Jen Arthur said...

Thanks so much, everyone! Corin, it's so funny that you say that about Rossetti. I was thinking she had a very Pre-Raphaelite look. I could totally see Rossetti or Burne-Jones or someone like that painting her.

Bailey Guinigundo said...

You have a great eye, Jen! Nice work!

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