Kalyn | Opelika High School Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits Columbus GA | Lauren Beesley Photography

Kalyn's senior portrait session is in the spotlight today! And it's a good one! Kalyn is one of the most involved and accomplished seniors I've ever met, participating in all sorts of extracurricular clubs, cheering, playing piano, and generally just being an awesome person! And this bubbly Opelika High School senior had one adventure of a session. It started out as many senior portrait sessions do, sunny day, relaxing fun time getting her hair and makeup done, picking which jewelry goes best with which outfits...and then the rain came. But we'll get to that later.

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First I have to brag on our fabulous hair and makeup artist Allison Harvey! Kalyn is a beautiful girl with beautiful long hair, and Allison put together a great look that brought out her eyes and helped everyone get into "model on a photo shoot" mode :) Side note: we met at Kalyn's house for hair and makeup, and her room is absolute GOALS. Scroll to the video at the end to see a few glimpses of what I mean.

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We went to Uptown Columbus for this city senior session. I only ever get to shoot over there a few times a year, so I was excited this location matched what Kalyn was looking for too - something different. The buildings downtown are so varied and unique, I could probably spend a whole day taking photos there and still find new spots that I love at the end of the day.

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But then the storm clouds rolled in. We ran to the Riverwalk to sneak in a quick set of photos, and then the rain came down. We still had one more location to go to, but our tall grassy field in Columbus was rained out, so we headed back to Auburn.

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Then the HAIL started! Then we got calls that a TORNADO was going through Opelika. But we were determined to find some clear skies and tall grasses. And we did. And it was magical. 

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Looking back at all these photos and how radiant Kalyn is, you would never know any of the stormy drama that went on that day, but this experience will always be one to remember! I'm excited to have Kalyn as a part of the Class of 2019 Senior Rep Team because I know there will be more fun photo shoot memories to come!