One of the most magical places in the Gila Valley is EAC’s Discovery Park campus! It’s always so beautiful and so fun. It’s a pretty popular place for photos, so often I tend to shy away from it. I don’t know why though! Once I go, I realize that it’s totally worth it. It had been a while since I’d been able to shoot at Discovery Park so when Liz picked it as the place for her senior headshots I was super excited!
When Cameron and I first got married, Liz was just 6 or 7 years old. We went to the same church as her and her family, and they were always so kind and sweet to us. We loved them instantly!
And then last year, around this same time, we were able to reconnect with the Norton’s for Liz’s older sister’s wedding. Stephanie and Nathan were so fun and we’ve sure loved the connection it’s rekindled with our family and theirs. So when I was asked to get some headshots for Liz for her senior yearbook (now I’m feeling oldddd), I couldn’t say no!
We met up with Liz and Susan, her sweet Momma, on our way through town to my parents. So the whole family got to meet up with them again! Another reason Discovery Park was perfect! Cameron walked around with the kids while I shot, and everyone was happy! Well, almost. Ione randomly decided she didn’t want Dad. But more about that later.
The mini session was a dream with the perfect light, great temperatures, and this incredibly sweet and gorgeous senior! We had so much fun walking around and taking photos that neither Liz and her mom, nor I realized we’d gone over on our original planned time. It was so nice to catch up with them, Liz is basically a walking model, and I was in photographer’s heaven. I could have gone on shooting for hours! I think this is my best Discovery Park session yet!
Want more proof that Liz is pretty special? She’s Ione approved. Cameron walked around with the kids while I took photos, but Ione was pretty interested in sticking close to me. This worked out just fine until she decided that she HAD to sit by Liz. Ione, our little kitty-girl, doesn’t take to just anyone. The fact that she willingly went over and sat by Liz and shared her leaf means a lot!