Alannah | Auburn High School Class of 2020 | Senior Portrait Session | Lauren Beesley Photography

Alannah | Auburn High School Class of 2020 | Senior Portrait Session | Lauren Beesley Photography

One of my favorite things about being a senior portrait photographer is getting to know my models during the course of a session and throughout the year. Alannah, a member of the Auburn High School class of 2020, was no exception to this rule! She seems quiet at first, but during and after the shoot getting to know her better, I realized she has a super adorable and goofy personality that is so endearing!

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Hendrickson Family | Kiesel Park Auburn Alabama Family Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Hendrickson Family | Kiesel Park Auburn Alabama Family Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Last year Variations Studio approached me about being a part of the Nutcracker Sugar Plum Sweepstakes, and of course I was excited to be a part of the promotion. To add icing on top of the cake, the sweet family that won the giveaway and a photo session with me was the Hendricksons!

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Amelia | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Auburn Alabama Senior Portrait Session | Lauren Beesley Photography

Amelia | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Auburn Alabama Senior Portrait Session | Lauren Beesley Photography

It’s not just Amelia’s talent and personal creative edge that made this session so much fun. It was also her commitment to being entirely who she is, and that inner confidence definitely came through and made these photos and her senior video, well, kind of epic. Just like Amelia.

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Jena | AHS Majorette Class of 2019 Video Session | Auburn Senior Portraits and Films | Lauren Beesley Photography

Jena | AHS Majorette Class of 2019 Video Session | Auburn Senior Portraits and Films | Lauren Beesley Photography

Today, I’m excited to share something a little different with you! Most of my senior sessions are photo-focused with video highlights….but this past week I met up with a senior and her mom who did the opposite! Jena is a super sweet and smart and talented girl, and one of her awesome talents is baton twirling! We took this skill and ran with it to create this fun, dynamic senior year film!

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Aldrich Family | Rainy Day Family Photo Session | Auburn Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photography

Aldrich Family | Rainy Day Family Photo Session | Auburn Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photography

The Aldrich Family! Our families have been friends for years, and their daughter Ellie was one of the first seniors I photographed, so there’s a really special place in my heart for that reason too! I was so happy when they reached out to me for some family photos over the holidays while the grandparents were in town.

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It's DYW Weekend! | Distinguished Young Women Lee County Alabama | Lauren Beesley Photography

It's DYW Weekend! | Distinguished Young Women Lee County Alabama | Lauren Beesley Photography

In August, I was so happy to volunteer for the Distinguished Young Women program in Lee County! This program offers the opportunity for rising high school seniors to earn scholarships in different areas like Interview, Talent, Fitness, Scholarship, and Self Expression. So many talented and intelligent and beautiful young women participated and earned scholarships, and in the end, Miss Camille Anders was named Lee County’s new Distinguished Young Woman!

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Kennedy | Opelika High School Class of 2019 | Opelika Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Kennedy | Opelika High School Class of 2019 | Opelika Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

One of my favorite things about senior photos is that seniors have lots of cool interests and talents and hobbies that are fun to incorporate in photos. Not only is Kennedy super involved in school and extracurricular activities like the honor society and yearbook editing and serving as her class treasurer, she also somehow has time to be a varsity cheerleader and a photographer! Including those passions made for some uniquely Kennedy portraits.

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Emily | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Town Creek Park Senior Portrait Session | Lauren Beesley Photography

Emily | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Town Creek Park Senior Portrait Session | Lauren Beesley Photography

My family has been friends with Emily’s family since they first moved to Auburn, and we love them so much! But still, with busy individual schedules, I never really had the chance to get to know Emily on her own before we started talking about her senior photos. I’m so glad to have had this opportunity to create these images for her and her family, and to learn more about her awesome self in the process!

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Hare Family | Kiesel Park, Auburn Alabama Family Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Hare Family | Kiesel Park, Auburn Alabama Family Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

I was really honored when the Hare family reached out to me to be their family photographer. My name and bee branding resonated with a sweet sentimental family nickname with Sara (mom), which is a fun way to make an initial connection. I loved hearing about how their family came to be, about their 6 dogs, and it was a lot of fun working with them to create these photos!

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

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

I’ve known the Nicholas family for several years now, and have had the opportunity to photograph all three of their beautiful daughters, as well as their whole family at different important times in their lives - weddings, senior photos, and just updating photos of the family for their home! This fall I had the opportunity to photograph their youngest daughter Lauren’s senior photos!

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

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

So excited to be sharing this beautiful Auburn High School senior’s photos today! Anna and her mom contacted me about taking Anna’s senior portraits and said they were looking for something different, didn’t want to use the same locations and styling that everyone is used to seeing for senior photos, and I’d say we made it happen! Keep reading to see all the reasons why I loved this senior portrait session with Anna!

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Bailey | Opelika High School Class of 2019 | Opelika Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Bailey | Opelika High School Class of 2019 | Opelika Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

I first met Bailey when volunteering for the Distinguished Young Women program in Lee County. Bailey is a beautiful and poised Opelika high School senior, and I am so glad she and her mom chose me to be her senior portrait photographer.

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Madison | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Auburn Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photography

Madison | Auburn High School Class of 2019 | Auburn Alabama Photographer | Lauren Beesley Photography

Miss Madison’s session is on the blog today and I could not be more excited to share these images and video! When we first planned Madison’s senior portrait session, we thought we would go to downtown Auburn and a nearby park and get a mix of city/nature for her session….but when we double checked the date and saw that it was an Auburn home game weekend….those plans changed….but absolutely for the best!

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Marina | Auburn High School | Class of 2019 | Lauren Beesley Photography

Marina | Auburn High School | Class of 2019 | Lauren Beesley Photography

I loved all the outfits Marina chose, from the long bold colorful stripes, to the hat, to the elegant black dress, to the tied up button down, to the baseball tee and cutoffs...start to finish, totally nailed it. But not only that, Marina was such a pleasure to work with. She and her mom were so easy going and eager to just enjoy the whole experience, and it was just fun. I wish Marina the best in her senior year! 

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

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

I love love loved working with Rachel. She has a really great sense of humor. I asked her what kinds of things she might like to include in her session (expecting answers similar to musical instruments, or something representing a hobby or achievement), and Rachel’s immediate response was both surprising and absolutely wonderful.

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Abigail | Bullock County High School Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

Abigail | Bullock County High School Class of 2019 | Senior Portraits | Lauren Beesley Photography

I'm so excited to share some photos from Abigail's Auburn Senior Portrait session. I was so impressed when Abigail contacted me about her photos. She has a really unique story, and I can tell that her experiences have led her to become mature beyond her age, but she's still a fun regular teen who is excited about senior year. I'm honored she chose me to be her photographer, and that she is one of my Class of 2019 Senior Reps this year!

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