Senior Shoot: Dessa

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I had so much fun hanging out with Dessa and her mom for a few hours last night. She was warm and witty and dry and so funny (there was one conversation between her and her mom, which I won’t repeat here, that had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes). Oh, and she was the Prom Queen at Reedsburg Area High School this spring, seen here in her stunning sapphire blue prom dress.

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Dessa is also an avid reader, and wanted some photos inside the Village Booksmith downtown Baraboo, which I’d never done before. I love the light on her face in this shot, and the colors of all the book bindings in the background.

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Can you tell I’ve been having fun with flare lately?

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Her eyes matched this door frame just beautifully.

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We didn’t trash the dress, but did some fun stuff in it, for sure. I asked her if she’d run toward me, holding up all the gorgeous layers of ruching, and she did it, joyfully.

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I was so thrilled with how this one turned out. I love the backlighting.

Thanks so much, Dessa, for the great evening, the laughs, and for being willing to try so many cool things with me. Have a great senior year, and good luck in your rule as editor.

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