Senior Shoot: Dessa

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.

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.

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

Her eyes matched this door frame just beautifully.

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.

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.