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 Brody’s grandmother contacted me about my senior representative program.  She and I corresponded through email and over the phone a few times making sure the application was received, completed, and returned.  We discussed the types of photos (style) for the session and locations all without me ever actually speaking to Brody.  I have to be honest, I wondered what he’d be like.  Guys aren’t really known for their exurberance for having their photo taken.  I can totally accept that 99% of the time, they show up and smile because mom or grandma is twisting their arms and hold their car keys.

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Right away, one of the first things that stood out on Brody’s application was that he said he was “funny” and “witty.”  Ok, stop the presses.  I’m the queen of sarcasm.  I LOVE smart/witty and have a wicked sense of humor.  After spending less than half an hour with Brody, I knew his sense of humor matched mine.  He’s sharp.  He kept me laughing the entire session.  Remember what I said, Brody.  Extreme wit and humor are signs of above normal intelligence.  Solidarity, my friend.  Solidarity.

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Brody is a senior at West Marion High School where he plays football and runs track.  Brody says that the one thing he dislikes about his personality is his laziness and carelessness.  Two answers for you, Brody:  1. Teenager  2. Man   So, at least you can claim those as your defense.

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Brody’s favorite quote:  “Perfection is not attainable, but if you chase perfection, you can catch excellence.”  Vince Lombardi

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Brody, you’ve have totally impressed me.  You are most excellent already.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and the man you will become.  I hope you realize that you break the mold for guys your age.  You’re polite, fun, and show a sincere love of people.  Your personality shines, and it’s refreshing to be around someone like you.  I know it’s totally cliche and lame…the whole “stay you” thing that seniors write in each other’s yearbooks.  But honestly, don’t change who you are.  I love that you don’t try to fit in, and because of that you fit like a puzzle piece.  Perfectly.  You are confident and secure.  It has been a pleasure working with you during your senior photos.  I’m truly thankful I didn’t have to use a Katy Perry or Justin Bieber song for your slideshow, because I’m not *really* sure they “go hard.”

5 Comments | Add yours!

  • Amber Norris | love the ones on the tracks! Yummy bokeh BTW!

  • Rebecca Whittington | Thank you so much for the awesome pictures you took of my son Brody...I am so glad that you "get him" and it shows in the photos...He is a great kid...and I am very proud of him...glad someone else recognized and can appreciate his uniqueness...It shine thru in his pictures!

  • Julie Penton | The pictures are wonderful just like Brody. His heart and personality have been nothing short of awesome since he was a baby. I knew he was special from the inside out and I am so proud of him and all he has accomplished. Again, the photos are great and his personality really comes through in each smile.

  • Julie Penton | How Handsome!! The pictures are wonderful just like Brody. His heart and personality have been nothing short of awesome since he was a baby. I knew he was special from the inside out and I am so proud of him and all he has accomplished. Again, the photos are great and his personality really comes through in each smile.

  • Bree | I love every one of these pics, I'm so glad you could get his real smile to show. He usually puts a fake one on for pics. He won't stop talking about how big his arms look in the one on the tracks. ha. Can't wait for my session(:

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