Don't you love when the world feels small?! This senior session with Madison is part of a sweet story of friendship and crazy connections and perfect timing!
We took her pictures at Kennesaw Mountain not far from Marietta High School where she just graduated a couple weeks ago. I love that this location is special to both of us...more on that below her pictures!
In the fall I was taking a senior portrait class and one of the assignments was to take pictures of a group. One of the models for an earlier assignment was Ella who was amazing so I asked her if she and some friends could do the group session! She said her cousins, Hayden and Virginia, would love to do it and they brought a few friends with them (unfortunately Ella couldn't join us for the group shoot because she was sick). So, Hayden brought Ellie and Madison with her and we had the most incredible shoot at Arabia Mountain! When I got home and was tagging the girls in some of the shots on Instagram I noticed that Madison's last name is Burns. I thought, "I think my friend Lisa has a niece who is named Madison and their last name is Burns." Lisa also went to Marietta High School and she and I worked together at Life University in 1996 and have been close friends ever since. Lisa was one of my bridesmaids at my wedding and we have loved and supported one another through good and bad times for two decades! Sure enough it turns out that Madison is her niece and that this was the second time I'd taken her picture - the first was for some family pictures 7 years ago (and ended up taking her senior pictures above close to the same spot)!!!
The Burns Family has been through a lot of heartache and a lot of joy and I love them all so very very much! To be able to take Madison's pictures this year was such an honor for me and I am so excited for her as she's getting to attend her dream college in the fall along with so many of her friends at University of Georgia!
Madison, you are an amazing young woman! I'm so glad I get to watch from the sidelines with your family and cheer you on!
Below are the pictures from the group shoot and from her family pictures in 2012!