Friday, August 17, 2012

Allison {Senior Photos}

2 weeks ago I had a fun opportunity to take Senior pictures for one of my good friend’s daughters, Allison. number 1 I was blown away that they would even ask me to take on such a big job when I really don’t have a clue to what I’m doing. i love photography and try to learn and grow as much as I can without actually taking classes. but when it boils down to it… I just know what I want to see in my head. know what looks good to me. so I try to achieve that while having fun doing it.

Allison was so easy to work with. we met early that morning and again that evening and I could’ve taken pictures of her all day. talk about getting carried away in the moment… getting carried away by the perfect lighting that was coming through the lens. it was beautiful and a perfect day. i said goodbye to Nina, Allison, and her sister, Gianna around 7:30ish that evening. excited for her that in a year she will be graduating and thinking of all the possibilities that are to come.

then around 10am the following morning I got a call from Nina saying they had been in a bad car accident. 
hit by a double cab truck flipping their SUV. Nina just kept telling me 
“pray heather, pray.…” and so I did.

just like that, just that quick. i had been with them less than 24 hours, smiling joking with 
Allison about the guy she’s dating and then to get that call.

Nina ended up with a broken wrist_ broke foot_ and a broken bone in her sternum. 
Allison was bruised but fine. and Gianna had a tear in her abdomen that they had to do immediate surgery on. 
thankfully, today they are all back home and recovering.

i’m celebrating with them today that the Lord protected and took care of them.
we serve a big God that is able to do far more than we could ever imagine.
and Allison I can’t wait to see you graduate and see all the Lord has planned for you.

I’m hoping to get back on a blogging schedule next week after the kids start school.
Happy weekend to you. :)



  1. your amazing heather. theses are fabulous. now can you hop on a plane and come to california and teach me to use my camera? pretty please?

  2. these are awesome! I love all the props you used!


  3. so beautiful, heather!! i especially love the up close one - her blue eyes are gorgeous! you really captured their "sparkle". :)

  4. These are great pictures! You did a fabulous job! I love the one with the big balloon! That's awesome!

  5. I love the one of her jumping in the air... cute! But, yes, life can throw us off course in an instant. Thank God they were okay!

  6. Good job sister..these are gorgeous! So thankful everyone in this precious family is ok. Praising God for His protection! xxoo

  7. u did a really really nice job Heather, they are so pretty and unique!

  8. These are beautiful Heather! I'm glad everyone is OK.

  9. I can't believe I haven't commented on this post! Girl, there are no words to tell you how increibly blessed we all are to have y'all in our lives. The Holden clan has brought a little more southern, a little more love and most of all ALOT more Jesus into or lives and for that I am forever grateful. I don't have to tell you how much we LOVE these pics. In the last year or so you have quickly become Allison's favorite girlfriend of mine and Gianna's favorite decorator! Thanks for being such a good friend. xoxo
    oh and PS- love your new look on your blog! That is actually what I came over to check out and then I realized that since the accident I have been so behind!