Saturday, July 11, 2015

Evening on the Town


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Meet Nicole.

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I had the pleasure of spending the evening with her this week.

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I am quickly learning how much fun high school seniors are.
Nicole and her mom and I had this brainstorming session on the phone.
When we started, they had "no" ideas.
Well, except the percussion.  
And the first day of school rock in the front yard where the roses bloom.

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And the dogs.  (Oh hi Mom and Dad!)

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Well, there is her guitar playing too.

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Don't be fooled by all the sweetness, though,
because she could take you down if she had to.

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The girl is serious about her hockey.
If you saw "Inside Out" and wanted to know if girls playing hockey is really a thing,
well if you're from Minnesota, you betcha!
Nicole is hoping to be selected to a team at a Division I school.
I bet she makes it.  (Keep your game face on, Nicole!)

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In case you were also wondering if she always laughs and smiles so freely,
well, she might, I'm not totally sure.
On this day her sweet friends came along to cheer her on.
Where would we even BE without friends?  I loved hers.
Nicole loves her city, and she lives just a few minutes from this skyline view of Minneapolis.

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She envisioned a few photos with this backdrop, also a favorite of mine!

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We hung out on the Stone Arch Bridge

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and down below until we lost our light.

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And then it was time to imitate a few of the faces at the heart of the Guthrie theater

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and enjoy the sunset.

Nicole, I had a blast with you!  We even captured the haze from the Canadian wildfires as a "tribute" to your Canadian heritage. ;-) The way you shine makes it obvious that you are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside.  I am looking forward to hearing how God uses your spunk and your compassionate heart in the years to come.  When I look at you, I see his fingerprints everywhere!

5 comments:

Skeller said...

her hair, THE BEST!!! but wait, her smile rivals her hair. Tracy, you and Nicole made a great team - these are fantastic!!!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

OH MY GOSH! That hair is insane! And those eyes. And that smile! A total million dollar smile. What a gem! I am so glad you were able to capture her. She looks like she is so much fun. Have an awesome senior year, Nicole. Rock on!

Tracy P. said...

Thanks friends! You are both right--all these features and expressions just oozed out of her. So fun!

StitchinByTheLake said...

These photos are simply amazing but you definitely had a beautiful subject! My very favorite, though it was hard to decide, is the black and white playing her guitar. Oh my. blessings, marlene

Tracy P. said...

Funny Marlene, I thought the same thing!