Maya | Clarion Iowa Senior Photos Session

This is Maya! Maya has the same story as a lot of my seniors. Her older sister was part of my high school senior Street Team a couple years ago and she saw how much fun Jade had. When it was her turn, Maya applied right away to be a part of my Class of 2020 Street Team and we started the senior photos session journey in spring of her Junior year.

senior photos session in alley near downtown clarion iowa

Maya is a super laid back kind of a girl. She had mentioned in her pre-session questionnaire that she was open to any type of location for her senior photos session – city, alley, flowers, nature, water – anywhere I wanted to take her. Before a session, I always scout out a few spots to know what my options are and to get some ideas, but then I wait to see what they bring for outfits and then put a final game plan together.

high school senior photos session in alley in clarion iowa

Maya had great outfits. The black and white plaid shirt I knew would look great in an alley near the Clarion studio. That alley has a gray stucco wall, so it would have a very monochromatic feel with her outfit, but then it does have some red bricks and some patches of grass to throw a little color in the images. I really like the simplicity of these images and how it really made Maya the center of the photo.

teenage girl wearing yellow top poses for senior photos session in nature setting near clarion iowa

Maya had told me that one of her favorite places to hang out is Lake Cornelia, so it was the perfect location for the rest of her senior photos session. We were doing her senior pictures in mid September, so there weren’t a ton of flowers left but we did find a patch that had some yellow blooms that went great with her yellow top. Her last outfit was a purple top (Maya’s favorite color!) that I thought went really well with the walking bridge. 

Scroll down to see more of my favorite images from Maya’s senior photos session and to learn more about her.

teenage girl wears a purple top and sits next to wooden bridge at lake cornelia

What are you looking forward to the most during your senior year?
The memories I’m going to make with my friends. 

What are 3 things you can’t live without?
Family, friends, and books

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?
Sleep and read my book. Also hang out with my family.

Where do you love to shop?
Barnes and Noble, or Rue21

teenage girl leans against brick wall for senior photos session in clarion iowa

What’s your favorite quote?
“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why” – Mark Twain

What is your dream job?
College professor

What is your goal after high school?
To have  as much fun as possible before I go to college.

Congratulations on your graduation, Maya! Thanks for sharing your senior year with me. Good luck next year at college as you work towards your English degree. I know you’ll do great!

teenage girl poses for senior photos session at lake cornelia near clarion iowa
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