Irene was one of the first Freshman Crew to be photographed. She came in quiet and during the first set I immediately knew she wasn’t showing that big beautiful smile of hers because of her braces. That’s where my assistants Christina and Riley jumped in, both of whom have been photographed by me.

This is a moment in time that you want to keep and remember. Forget about the braces and just have fun.

It didn’t take a whole lot of convincing as you can see from below! This age is another milestone where they’re still in braces, haven’t yet completely grown into their body or personality for that matter. It has been so much fun to see the difference between the seniors and the freshman. I can’t wait to photograph my freshmen again in another few years when their seniors.


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