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Karly is the kind of girl who embodies femininity and grace. Let’s check out her graduation session.
Without needing much coaching at all, she intuitively flowed from one pose to the next. In tune with her body, able to feel the types of poses that most flatter. Perhaps this can be credited to her dancing experience.
Whatever it is, it’s lovely. Look at her confidence! She totally glows.
Grandparents Gord and Susan were quick to introduce themselves and shake my hand. I then realized I didn’t, myself, offer to shake the hands of Karly’s parents, Ray and Susan.
I lament the loss of social etiquettes my side of their generations. When did it stop being cool and expected for young people to shake hands? Has it been a slow death? I think it’s a wonderful way to connect to another person, feel their spirit, get to know what they’re about. Let’s bring back the handshake, why don’t we?
Karly’s brothers Rene and Nick spiffed up for the event, happy to support their younger sister’s graduation. Nick, himself, has recently convocated from the University of Saskatchewan. A feeling of pride for accomplishments hung in the air.
I wondered about the relationship between the three siblings? Would they pose with a bit of sass, with a bit of silly, when prompted?
I discovered they’re more on the serious side (at least with me around).
When the rain came, Karly and her escort followed me to the barn, where we saught shelter from the downpour.
This is when Karly’s silly side came out to play. She and Brady quickly picked up the pitchforks, ready for a pose that still makes me giggle every time I see it.
This part of the photoshoot is where the magic happened, IMO.
Finally, we ended her graduation session in the rain – amid a swarm of violent mosquitos – to play in the green haze (Karly’s favourite colour) of the smoke grenade.
This gives off such a pop-star-meets-wicked-witch-of-the-west vibe. In my head I heard the shrill cries of “I’m melllllttttiiinnggggg!!!” Conversely, with my eyes I saw a poised black swan, preening herself in the glow of the moon.
Brady asked “Have you done this smoke thing many times?”. Without thinking, I quickly blurted out “Nope! First time! I have no idea what will happen!”. LOL My assistant pulled the pin, and traced all around Karly’s radius, trying to catch the tail of the ever-shifting wind.
Speaking of flowing with the wind: into the fall, this black swan is migrating herself to Saskatoon to study Arts & Sciences, and eventually Dentistry.
“My biggest dream is…. Helping people”. Then I hope you’ll do just that, Karly.
Have you got any words of congratulations or encouragement for Karly? Please comment below.