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I have fallen in love with two previous classes of INCREDIBLE Lauren Westrich Photography Senior Spokesmodel Teams already and it took less than 5 seconds for me to fall head over heels for my Class of 2021 spokesmodels last week! Time to meet Abigail, Ashlyn, Audrianna, Eva, & Sarah! We had to wait super patiently to FINALLY have the pleasure to meet as a team due to Covid-19 restrictions. I started the journey of finding the perfect group of ladies to reflect the energy, joyfulness, personality, and spunk I wanted for my 2021 Senior Spokesmodel team in February. After tons of applications were poured over, I narrowed it down to these five beautiful seniors from Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois and Springfield High School. When I made the announcement to the girls they were on the team in March, I had planned a whirlwind of events including my first ever Meet & Greet at a local eatery as well as our first team session together for the year. I was so eager to finally have the opportunity to hug these beauties and learn more about them! Then Coronavirus changed it all!
We had to cancel the in-person meet & greet and settle for a Zoom call. We had to reschedule our team session twice due to the virus and state restrictions. Then when we attempted to get together the third time, the remnants of a tropical storm bringing high winds and heavy rains forced another reschedule and missing the opportunity to have the uber-talented makeup artists at Eye Candy Salon in Springfield, Illinois to complete the girl’s makeup. However, for all our patience and waiting we were rewarded with a seriously GORGEOUS evening in Central Illinois!
I picked two outfit themes for the girls then gave them free rein to decide what fit their style for each theme. And boy did they knock it out of the park! The first look was colorful with pink, red, mustard yellow, and emerald green! Fun, right?! And the vibrant colors matched these girls and their awesome personalities perfectly! Although four out of the five girls all go to one school or are involved in extra-curricular activities together, the entire team came together so effortlessly and it was so enjoyable to be a part of! My #FabulousFive! The second outfit was a Boho look and again, the girls made fantastic choices for the lakeside inspired session! The glow at the end of the evening was magical and with all the giggles and elation coming from this crew it definitely made all the hills we had to climb to get here worth it! Plus we also gained a team mascot in Ashlyn’s ADORABLE new puppy, Gigi!
I couldn’t be more excited about working with each of these lovely ladies during their senior year! If this first team session is any indication of what’s to come with future sessions, I know the Class of 2021 will be phenomenal!
Seriously, aren’t they AWESOME?! Their energy made our time together an absolute blast! Now it’s time for the Boho look!
Now these were some of my faves!
Abigail is a dancer for her high school as well as dances competitively. She also finds joy in teaching dance for a local studio. She plans to major in dance and physical therapy after high school.
Ashlyn is a member of National Honor Society and is currently enrolled at the Capital Area Career Center studying cosmetology. She is hoping after she graduates to continue down that path by attending the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in Bloomington.
Audrianna is a very busy lady as a Key Club member, National Honors Society, Varsity Cheerleader, Competitive dancer, gymnastics and dance instructor, and church volunteer. She loves to be creative by designing t-shirts, keychains, and calligraphy. She is planning to major in elementary education after she graduates.
Eva is full of energy and loves to be around others. She is a cheerleader and works at Panther Creek Country Club when she’s not in school. She grew up with a big family and wanted to be an LWP Senior to meet other local seniors!
Sarah is a hard-working athlete playing volleyball, basketball, and is on the track & field team. She is a member of several school clubs at school like the “Be A Senator” club. She loves creating art, helping out others, and her favorite color is fuchsia!
Gigi loves snuggles from the team and being fashion-forward with her hair accessories!
If you are a Class of 2021 senior looking to have your senior photos taken, I would LOVE to hear from you! Contact me today for pricing info and mention this blog post for $25 OFF your senior session when you book!
I also wanted to give a HUGE shout out to Tye, owner of Eye Candy Salon, for being incredibly flexible in working to do her best to get my ladies into her salon for makeup & hair services for the session. Unfortunately with Covid-19 restrictions and cancellations as well as her salon having a huge surge with appointments once she was allowed re-open her salon, my spokesmodels were unable to visit the salon. However, I feel like it is worth mentioning how wonderful it has been working with Tye and her ladies now and for future sessions for my team! Thanks, Tye!