This senior’s mom was the first one I called when I decided to start the Studio Kate Senior Company. I knew Colbi would be perfect for my senior model team. I also have a hard time reconciling the 8 year old I adored with the the stunning Rome High School senior standing in front of me at this Lindale Mill Senior Session.
I used to drag Colbi and her sister along with me on school holidays and pick them up from summer camp for the afternoon while their mom was working. We went to parades and looked at Christmas lights and ate a lot of Chilis. I’ve told you before how easily and how well their family loved me when I was single and new to this town.
I couldn’t have known then what a sacrifice it was for their mom to continuously pull me into their lives. But now with 3 of my own in school and a million activities, I do know. Even inviting friends to come watch my kids’ play soccer feels a little overwhelming because, you know, I have to remember which kid it is and which field they are on and what time and I just have decision fatigue over here.
Colbi has made me laugh from day 1 but it’s almost always an accidental Colbi-ism. Bonus- I feel like I have had a decent glimpse into my own future and what to expect with 2 girls as teenagers!
A few years ago I was at their house after a family photo session. It was around 8 pm on a Thursday night and Colbi not only announced that she had a project due the next day, but also- she needed to go to Home Depot to get supplies for said project. Y’all, I was in the throes of “my kids wake up early and no one sleeps well and we don’t leave the house after 5 pm” and I could NOT wrap my head around the fact that their night was just getting started.
Having Colbi as part of my inaugural Senior Company senior model team has been so fun. The chance to celebrate senior year with her before she heads out of town for her next adventure was exactly what I needed.
Not to mention she made this Lindale Mill Senior Session an absolute blast. It was completely swoonworthy.
Colbi chose WINTER for her Lindale Mill Senior Session. What season would you choose for your senior portrait photography session?
Kate Walton is the owner and photographer of Studio Kate in Rome Georgia. Studio Kate specializes in Senior photography and branding photography throughout Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama.