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Caroline B (Cary Academy Class of 2018) was enjoying her summer and looking forward to her senior year at Cary Academy. Senior portraits were the first real “senior” thing, and she was excited to get started, so in mid-July, Caroline contacted us about her senior portraits. We met with her and mom, Allison, and learned more about what she was looking for.

Senior Portraits Cary: Caroline B 2018

In their first meeting at the studio, Teresa learned that Caroline loves music, being with her family, and waffles! Her mom agreed that she is a bit of an “old soul” and great fun to be around. Caroline had seen some of her friends’ senior portraits and really wanted a natural background, along with some pops of color. She and Teresa considered several options and decided on JC Raulston Arboretum.

However, to capture Caroline’s love of waffles in her senior portraits was essential (and fun!), so Teresa went to work behind the scenes. Through a few connections, she was able to get permission to do part of Caroline’s senior portrait session at Gypsy’s Shiny Diner. This was the first time they had allowed anyone to photograph there in several years, so it was very special.

The shoot at the arboretum in early September went great and they got some beautiful senior portraits. The next day they met at Gypsy’s Shiny Diner, and the senior portrait session was filled with laughter. Caroline borrowed vintage jeans and shoes from her grandmother and looked right at home with her massive plate of waffles. Teresa took amazing photographs; Justin recorded behind the scenes video of both sessions; and everyone loved sharing the waffles!

Teresa selected over 50 portraits from the session to show Caroline and her parents a few weeks later. With guidance from Teresa, Caroline chose her yearbook photos, which Teresa submitted to the Cary Academy yearbook staff on her behalf. Additionally, because they couldn’t part with any of the senior portraits, they ordered the digital files to have all of the portraits and the behind-the-scenes video on hand to look back on in the future.

Caroline graduated in May 2018 and is headed to University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the fall, where she plans on studying biology on a pre-med track with a potential minor in English as she has a passion for writing. She then hopes to go to graduate school for public health.