This girl. Mason is stunning.
We had a perfect afternoon last week to photograph her Senior session. Rain has been our enemy this year, but for once Mother Nature cooperated. The result was some of my favorite pics ever. We all know that Mason is a fantastic baller, but I am certain that she could model and never miss a step. My goodness, I barely had to say a word to her when it came to posing. That’s something that is always fun to capture. We were all over the place, from the creek and bridge near her family’s home, the playground where it all started, Kim’s Nursery, the Pedestrian Bridge in Bowling Green, and a cool blue wall that we both just happened to spot at about the same time. I love photographing Seniors, but most of all, I love the moments that we capture, the process of making it all happen. With Mason, that process was effortless, filled with fun and laughter, and lots of reminiscing. You see, she’s always been one of my favorite kids ever.
I’ve literally watched Mason grow up. I remember when she and her blonde curls would bounce into JEBMS as a kindergartner, and then before you know it, she was finding her way in the world and hanging her long legs over chairs in her mom’s office. For some reason, my most vivid memories are from when her mom and I took Jr. Betas to Kentucky Kingdom and then Holiday World. Those were always adventures in themselves, but Mason always added to the fun. She was always up for any ride her mom would let her climb on, and even a wooden roller coaster slashing her ear didn’t stop her from jumping on the next giant clanging coaster. Mason was one of those kids who could handle herself and hang in there with students four or five years older than her. She never complained; she always had a great attitude; and I always loved just being around her.
And now. Mason attracts children like little bugs to the light. They realize she is genuine and really cares about them. Kids can see through fake a mile away, and they gravitate to her like there’s a silent call. So I’m not surprised that this incredibly intelligent girl is entertaining the idea of becoming a pediatrician. And I can say this with certainty; what ever she does, she will do well, with incredible energy, integrity, and with a genuine smile on her pretty face. Because with Mason, it will always be 100%, all she’s got, at whatever she does, and nothing less.
Mason, it was an honor to capture this important moment in your life. You are an amazing, beautiful, and intelligent young lady. When I think of all your years, I can’t help but nearly tear up a bit at how quickly your childhood has passed, and I know this Senior year will continue to fly by. Whether you are wearing the Patriot uniform or moving on to the next moments of your life, I know you will be giving it all you have, and you will make your family and this little town proud. I’d advise you to slow down and cherish all these moments, but I know that you, just because it’s how you are wired, already realize how precious and important each moment of your life is. In that and other respects, you are wise beyond your years. You will always be precious in my heart.
Love and blessings, -Pat