allie russell: class of 2013

20130427_allen_allie-142i Meet Allie Russell. I'm so glad you are getting to meet her because she is truly a beautiful person. I remember meeting her on our first assignment for Blue & White magazine back in the day, then we worked countless hours working at the world's best college newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, where she just finished up her last paper as Director of Visuals. She's got a great eye for photography & a killer eye for what looks good...her pinterest boards speak wonders, people. While Allie & I go way back, I couldn't have been happier to be asked to take her senior portraits! She is so fun to be around and had some awesome photo ideas, and while we couldn't find a field of flowers, she was game for laying in a flower bed in UNC's arboretum and then going to shoot in our favorite Franklin Street bar, Linda's. Good luck to you after graduation and at your internship at the Student Law Press Center! Can't wait for our delicious basket of cheese fries later!


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class of 2013: leslie locklear


It's spring time on the Hill and graduation is just around the corner! I was so excited when Leslie asked me to do her senior portraits because she is such a fun & beautiful lady to be around! I had an awesome opportunity to work with Leslie on my capstone documentary, roots, in the Fall of 2011. I learned about her heritage and how it much it shapes her as a person which is something I will always admire. She dons a beautiful pair of feathers on her graduation cap, a tradition that is gifted to graduating seniors in her sorority by her  sisters and elders in her community. Leslie is graduating from the UNC School of Education & will  be returning in the Summer to start her graduate program for school counseling. This session was full of laughter & smiles and a LOT of goofing around across UNC's campus and the beloved Franklin Street! Leslie--I wish you all the luck in the world with your future; nothing can stop a strong, loving, and sassy woman like you!


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