Thursday, March 13, 2008

senior year...

It seems like so long ago for me, I mean, three kids and a mini van later it should be... but It really wasn't too long ago! I graduated from the home of the "Fighting Farmers". Stop laughing... I'm not even kidding! Our mascot was Big John, and he would walk around with a pitch fork... Only in texas people! We won state a few times, made it on the back of a wheaties box (not me, our school... had ya there for a minute didn't I!!!), and got our name and mascot from back in the day when our school was first established and we didn't even have enough students in the school to make a football team( now there's over 4,000 students), so the local farmers joined in on the fun! TRUE story people!!! I love coming from such fun roots and such great traditions. Each year when it was time to play our biggest rival we would rent out texas stadium (where the Cowboys play all their home games) and would hold it there! It's called the battle of the axe game. Which ever team wins goes home with axe to put on display until the next year! Such fun! Such fun!

Well, those days are gone for me, but I'm so happy!! Life is great and couldn't be any better and more exciting! I love this time of year because I get to photograph soon to be High School graduates and newbies in college! This time couldn't get any more exciting for these guys! Life will take on a whole new meaning, and doors will open and new paths will be taken!

Yesterday i got to photograph my first senior of 2008. Not only did he schedule his own appointment with me... he was on time! Mason's mom, you should be SO proud! I don't know very young men with that much discipline! Mason is about to study anthropology and well, become one of those really smart people who makes a great impact on everyone! So Mason, hope you had fun yesterday! I sure did! We tried out some new spots and I think we found some winners!!!







15 comments:

Jennifer said...

oh these are awesome, I absolutely love your color process on these!

Karen said...

Thoae turned out great. I love the second photo. Very cool!

Michelle Ellis said...

Wonderful senior session, You ROCKED it girl.(:

amazing grace said...

these are great!!! i love that 3rd one! love your color...:)

E said...

these area wonderful..

Phipps Family said...

I wish my senior photo looked that good when I was in high school

mindy said...

made his own oppointment and on time? wow.. i was never that on top of things, sometimes I'm still not:) love your work, beautiful photography.

Hayley said...

These are fantastic!! My fav is the 2nd one :)

Shannon said...

From a fellow Farmer...awesome shots. I have been reading your blog for a while and enjoy your photos.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane...I still fondly remember the last 9 seconds of the 1994 State Champion game like it was yesterday. Can't believe I am here with three kids and a minivan now!

Toni said...

haha! shannon... it was a pretty exciting game! Those were the good ole days! Now its "mad mom in mini van's" as the local radio station likes to call it! haha!

only in texas do we relive the "glory days" of high school football.

Joyce-Mom-Grandma said...

When we moved here Kamron wated our kids to be able to be the "fighting farmers" he thought that was so cool!
The pictures are sooo great! Love the locations!!!

Tisha said...

Go fighting Farmer go!! Now how do you even put that into a cheer? Poor kids...
Anyhow...these are kick butt girl!!! LOVE THEM!!!

amy m said...

toni thanks for your comment on my blog today. It meant a lot and most importantly I am now introduced to your amazing work.

Jinksee said...

Fantastic photos!! :D That's amazing about him making his own appt. hee hee.

Angie Penrose said...

ooh-these are SO good! Love the processing on these. amazing as always! :)