Today on the blog is a senior photo session located in Longmont, Colorado. Paige's grandmother has beautiful property with a lake right outside her back door as well as some cool fields. When her mom Jill told me they wanted to shoot there I was excited because I love shooting at lakes and I often want to shoot on people's property but never can because it's private. Anyway, with all that to say, here are Paige's awesome senior photos:
1. Tell us about yourself.
Paige: I'm Paige, and I like to consider myself a collector of things. My room is filled to the ceiling with books as well as all of my shelf space. I've also got this really cool printer's tray which has all of these compartments that I can put my rocks, fossils, tiny bottles, bones and stuff in. I also waste away my time by drawing...all the time. It's just something I've done since I was little. Oh, and I play a lot of video games; im actually making one myself too. I recently got a black English lab puppy named Waylon. I've got two cats, one is fluffy and white and named Bluebell, and the other is a black cat named Dante. My favorite subject in school, besides art, would probably be all of my English classes. Within Junior and Senior years, I'll have taken 6 different English courses.
2. What are your plans after high school?
Paige: After school, I really want to work at a museum, even if it's just the window cleaner, or duster or something. Working at a museum would be the living the dream. Immediately after high school though, I'm going to go to college, and hopefully I'll get into Lewis and Clark.
3. What is one of the hardest lessons you've had to learn in high school?
Paige: The hardest lesson has probably been that if you procrastinate, you're on your own. I have a habit of sticking my head in the ground and hoping that any problems I need to solve will go away on their own. Spoiler alert: they don’t.
4. What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
Paige: My favorite thing to do for fun is to draw or play video games. Normally I get really frustrated and angry any time I pick up a pencil, so it's kind of back and forth between art and games.
5. What is one of your favorite memories from high school?
Paige: So far...I think my favorite memory would be my trip to London/Edinburgh. I never imagined I would be able to participate in a school trip that life-changing. Another memory is when I got in trouble for going to the Zoo instead of Physics class. I was not a fan of Physics.
6. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Paige: In five years, I hope to be graduated from some sort of college, and working as a museum technician. They're basically the people who get to set up all the exhibits and mess with all of the cool things.
7. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Paige: If money were nonexistent, I would travel everywhere. But I really want to go to Europe again and be able to travel to tons of different countries, especially for the art and history. I also want to go to New Zealand, even if it's totally just so I can see the scenery from the Lord of the Rings.
8. Who is your best friend isn't what about you both makes you click so well?
Paige: My best friend is Chloe. We've known each other since preschool and have been friends since. We were really weird as kids though. We made up games that would scare each other, and we had hoards of these horse trading cards called Bella Sara cards (which we definitely still have), and we were straight up obsessed with dragons. But she moved to Ohio when we were ten, so we didn't get to talk much. Finally, seven years later, we finally got to see each other again this summer. And absolutely nothing changed, we truly felt as though she never left. It was the most awesome two weeks of us just reliving our childhood and all of the weird things we used to do and all of the old movies we used to watch. It was amazing. I can't imagine any one besides Chloe being my best friend because we like to think that we are literal extensions of each other.
9. If you could have any superpower, what would you have and why?
Paige: My superpower would definitely be the ability to freeze time. It just seems like it would make everything easier. You wouldn't really need to wait in line, or have to take timed tests, or anything. You could just pause time for awhile to do whatever you need to do and then, boom, unpause and everything's back to normal. It seems awesome
10. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Paige: Old school, artistic, and laid-back
11. What is one thing you couldn't live without?
Paige: I could not live without music or books. Life would be terrible without either of those…
12. Do you have any advice for the underclassmen?
Paige: My advice would probably be to respect your teachers (it's a pet peeve when people are rude in class). Also, relax and take a breather every now and then.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed getting to know Paige!