Well its about that time that the 2012 seniors will be graduating and I’ll be welcoming a group of Class of 2013 clients. In honor of my past and present clients I wanted to share with you my moments as a senior from a billion years ago. LOL
The year was 1996 when I graduated from Kentwood High School. I would have described myself as an artsy shy girl who loved things from the 1970′s, photography (duh), alternative music, snowboarding and was often love crazy over guys who skateboarded or played guitar. I got pretty got good grades, but would often still be bad and skip class to take the bus up to Seattle for some shopping or have parties when my parents were out-of-town.
I had my senior portraits done by Hudson’s - who was THE senior photographer of the time. I loved my shoot with Bruce, he was so kind and really made me feel like a super model for the day. A hobbyist photographer myself at the time, I swooned over his studio space and imagined how awesome it would be to have a business like him someday. Well many many years later I’m getting closer to that dream. Today, I get to work with young adults and give them that same great confident feeling that Bruce gave me.
This walk down memory lane wouldn’t be complete without sharing a few of my senior portraits. Get ready for a laugh, here is your photographer at 17……..
Angie - 1996 (words taken from my senior journal)
My favorite bands: Hole, Beastie Boys, Bush, Babes in Toyland, No Doubt, Rage against the Machine, & Pearl Jam
Favorite class: Photography with Mr Wall (duh)
Hang out: Sharies (auh cheese sticks at midnight)
Clothes: Baby doll dresses, platform shoes and anything 70′s
TV show: Beverly Hills 90210
Movie: Dazed and Confused & Clueless
Fave actor and actress: Drew Barrymore, Brad Pitt
Magazine: Rolling Stone & Spin
Favorite places to shop: Hot Topic, Retro Viva (Seattle), Wet Seal
1st Job: 1993-1996 Domino’s Pizza I made $5.80 an hour (Not much less than min wage today – wow that’s sad) After graduation started working at Qualex film company (my first “photography” job)
1st concert: 1996 No Doubt at the Gorge (loved Gwen)
Prom Theme: A night to Remember, Song; “Because you Loved me” GAG!
Price of life: Movie $6.25, Gas $1.40, concert ticket $30.00, pizza $15.00 (free for me cause I worked at the place)