Summer Senior Rep Photo Shoot | Lauren Beesley Photography | Class of 2019 Senior Portraits | Auburn Opelika Alabama

Summer Senior Rep Photo Shoot | Lauren Beesley Photography | Class of 2019 Senior Portraits | Auburn Opelika Alabama

Hannah, Aubrey, and Makai were able to make it to this back road, old country bridge photo session and we had so much fun! Keep scrolling for more photos from our shoot - some of which really tested my fear of heights ;) These girls are awesome! I am so glad to be their senior portrait photographer, and to have them on the Class of 2019 senior rep team this year. 

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Aubrey | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Aubrey | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

From the moment I received Aubrey's application to be part of the Class of 2019 Senior Rep Team, I just knew we were going to get along just fine. From her love for Star Wars and comic book movies and romantic comedies, to her great taste in fashion and expert dining recommendations, her involvement in school sports...this is a girl to watch! I'm so glad we were able to connect for her senior portraits.

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Claire | Glenwood High School Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Claire | Glenwood High School Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Claire, the world traveler, was one of the first seniors I met with this summer for her senior photos! We were able to find a quick moment between her various vacations and all of our rainy weather lately to do her session, and she set the bar pretty high for this year! Now it's finally time to share some of our favorites!

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4th of July! | Class of 2019 Senior Rep Photo Shoot | Alabama Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

4th of July! | Class of 2019 Senior Rep Photo Shoot | Alabama Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

This year we were able to have our first senior rep bonus photo session in June! Not everyone was able to attend, but we got about half the team in one place and had a lot of fun putting together this Red White and Blue 4th of July theme! This post has more than a few cute photos of these amazing young women, but that's not even my favorite part of this shoot.

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Morgan | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Auburn Senior Photos | Lauren Beesley Photography

Morgan | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Auburn Senior Photos | Lauren Beesley Photography

Morgan and I met earlier this year when she helped model for a test shoot, so I already knew she's a beautiful girl to photograph, but she is also super easy going. She had great ideas while we were planning her session, but at the same time was totally open to whatever suggestions we came up with, which made for a fun collaboration! 

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Makai | Opelika High School Class of 2019 | Opelika Senior Photos | Lauren Beesley Photography

Makai | Opelika High School Class of 2019 | Opelika Senior Photos | Lauren Beesley Photography

Makai is one of the cutest people I know. She has a great laugh, killer dance moves, and is just fun to be around. I'm so glad to have her as part of my Senior Rep Team this year! Keep reading to see more of our favorite photos, and to watch Makai's senior session Film!

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Before & After Photo Editing | Auburn Opelika, East Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photographer

Before & After Photo Editing | Auburn Opelika, East Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photographer

These days, cameras are pretty good. DSLRs are obviously very good, mirrorless cameras are very good, point and shoots are good, cell phone cameras are even pretty good...so sometimes what really makes an image stand out (besides the use of proper lighting and composition), is editing.

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Kieth + Asia | Birmingham - Auburn Alabama LDS Wedding | Lauren Beesley Photography

Kieth + Asia | Birmingham - Auburn Alabama LDS Wedding | Lauren Beesley Photography

We became friends with Asia’s family when they moved to Auburn a few years ago, and I was able to take her brother’s senior portraits this year, but I never really had a great chance to get to know Asia before planning for her wedding. As I learned more about Asia and Kieth’s love story, I was just so impressed. I am so blessed to have been a part of this day when they were finally, FINALLY able to be married.

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Auburn Arboetum Family Session | Auburn Family Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Auburn Arboetum Family Session | Auburn Family Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

I first met this family back in January when Kallie met up with me for some impromptu snow photos at the Arboretum! Meeting back up with them this summer with the Arboretum in full bloom was such a treat. Shawn and Kala will be getting married this summer, and I am so glad we were able to capture some beautiful moments of them all together that they can display in their home.

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Josh + Alex | Atlanta Georgia Auburn Alabama LDS Wedding | Lauren Beesley Photography

Josh + Alex | Atlanta Georgia Auburn Alabama LDS Wedding | Lauren Beesley Photography

When your wedding day is May the 4th, it’s bound to be a great occasion! I was so blessed to meet Josh and Alex in Atlanta a few weeks ago to be both guest and wedding photographer for the day. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, their beautiful and sacred marriage ceremony was performed inside the Atlanta Georgia Temple, joining their families for time and eternity.

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Prestridge Family Photos | Auburn Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photography

Prestridge Family Photos | Auburn Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photography

Getting extended family together for any occasion is no small task, but the Prestridge Family handled it like pros! There is nothing more precious than family, and I'm blessed to be a photographer with so many opportunities to be part of families' time together! 

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Farewell Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography | Auburn Opelika Alabama Senior Photos

Farewell Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography | Auburn Opelika Alabama Senior Photos

This year I worked with dancers, musicians, actors, athletes, people who are involved in the community, who serve in their churches, who are working to put themselves through college, who have amazing goals and ambitions. Every single person I've worked with has left an impression on me, and I am so thankful to have met all of you and your families this year. I hope your photos will help you remember this time in your life. I hope your photos will remind you of how amazing and talented and beautiful you all are. And I hope you all know that I am sincerely cheering you on as you start the next chapter of your life.

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Emily | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

Emily | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

This is it, the final Class of 2018 Senior Rep Spotlight, reserved especially for the lovely Emily! I met Emily for her senior portraits later in the fall when we took her senior photos. I knew the team was missing something, and after working with Emily, I knew she was a perfect fit to round out the group to a fabulous five.

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Maya | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

Maya | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

Another day closer to graduation, another post about one of my favorite Class of 2018 seniors! Maya and Maddie and Maddie from my last two posts are all good friends, and it was great to have all of them as members of my Class of 2018 Senior Rep Team. Maya is just a stunning person inside and out, and I loved being able to work with her for senior pictures and other senior rep shoots this year!

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Maddie M | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

Maddie M | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

I kind of made it a joke that I only photographed people named Maddie this year, because I met three seniors named Maddie in the Class of 2018. However, the Maddies I met were all one of a kind, and beautiful in their own unrepeatable way. Another one of these special Maddies is Miss Maddie M! One of the amazing members of the Class of 2018 LBeesleyPhoto Senior Rep Team.

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Maddie W | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

Maddie W | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

This is only the second senior rep post I've written, and it's already getting harder and harder to write these! It's like admitting this year is actually coming to an end, and I'm not sure if I'm quite ready for that. Today, I'm looking back at this year with Miss Maddie and sharing some of her senior portraits and senior rep sessions from around Auburn and Opelika this year!

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Andrew | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

Andrew | AHS Class of 2018 | Lauren Beesley Photography Senior Rep

I've been so blessed this year in my photography business. SO blessed. And I can name five of those blessings right off the top of my head, because I have had the BEST 5 Senior Representatives that I could have ever asked for. Over this last month of the school year, I can't help but highlight each of these amazing people before they go on to graduate!

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Cole | Auburn High School | Downtown & Theater Senior Portraits

Cole | Auburn High School | Downtown & Theater Senior Portraits

When we found out we had permission to use the theater for this senior portrait session, I was so excited to be able to use the space, the seats, the aisles, the stage, and some off camera lighting to really create something a bit out of my usual natural light style, but that was better suited to capture Cole in his element, in a place that is so much a part of his experience at Auburn High School.

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Hurley Family Portraits | Downtown Auburn Alabama | Lauren Beesley Photography

Hurley Family Portraits | Downtown Auburn Alabama | Lauren Beesley Photography

I have really loved working with this family. Back in the fall, I photographed Logan's senior portraits, and not only was it fun to see how he had changed even in a few months, but also get to meet the whole family and get to know them better. I'm glad that even though the focus of this session was the sweet (and maybe rare) brother and sister portraits, I am glad we were able to also capture the whole family together before Logan starts college.

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3 Things the Distinguished Young Women (Formerly Junior Miss) Program Taught Me | Lauren Beesley Photography

3 Things the Distinguished Young Women (Formerly Junior Miss) Program Taught Me | Lauren Beesley Photography

In addition to making new friends, developing key life skills like effective communication, and earning scholarship money that helped me finance my Auburn University education, maybe my most important takeaway is what this program helped my teenage self finally realize

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