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Senior Session

Downtown Fort Wayne

May 2019

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to just try one more time.”

One of my favorite parts about this session with Nik is how chill & humble he is about everything. If it wasn’t for his mom I wouldn’t even know just how awesome he is. I don’t want to over-share but Saint Francis is lucky to have him.

One fun, slightly embarrassing senior moment I wanted to share is when I was nominated to be in the homecoming court. What a high school girl’s dream come true. My dad took me shopping for my dress & shoes. He had and still has the best fashion sense. A friend’s mom graciously agreed to do my hair and I truly felt like a million bucks. The “float” was designed on a trailer so it had to be hooked to a truck for the parade portion of the evening. I had heard horror stories of girls falling on their way up or while in motion. I was so nervous that I tried to mentally prepare myself as best I could. I’m glad I did because I didn’t fall. It was actually smooth sailing until.. my dismount. When I got off the float I mistakenly placed my planted foot on a tree root and not the ground so when I went to shift my weight to get my second foot off the trailer and on the ground I twisted my ankle and was about to go down. That is exactly what would have happened too if my amazing escort hadn’t caught me. Sadly my ankle was still in bad shape. I was introduced to the entire student body and their families in the most beautiful navy blue dress paired with dazzling nude pump high heels, every hair placed into perfectly spun curls and it was all accompanied by the most obvious and pathetic limp. I didn’t let it ruin my moment though. The minute I stepped off the court my escort and I busted into full-body laughter. It was the true highlight of my senior year.

Maybe it was that night that I acquired the vital photographer skill of rolling with the punches & embracing the chaos. There truly can be a lot of fun and laughter amidst it all. I promise!

-Yvette Cherie

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