Senior Pictures- A Girl with Grandpa's Truck

Sweet Lemonade Photography, capturing life's sweetest moments in central Illinois and beyond.  Located in Mahomet, Illinois, Sweet Lemonade Photography photographs in Champaign and surrounding counties frequently and also travels nationwide and internationally for weddings and destination senior sessions.  


Hayes, graduated from St. Thomas More last month and will be enrolling at Bradley University in the fall, majoring in social work and minoring in psychology.  As a tri-athlete (volleyball, basketball, and soccer), becoming state champions in volleyball will be an achievement she will remember for the rest of her life.  I loved going to Redbird Arena to watch her and her teammates in one of the tournament games.  

"Going into my session I was pretty nervous because I'm not someone who is good at posing for pictures.  I thought I was going to be so awkward but my session was far from awkward.  It was a blast and so much fun!"

Her session last fall was so much fun for me too.  I'm sitting here scratching my head wondering how it's been so long already.  It feels like it was just yesterday.  How are we already nearing the end of her senior year? 

Hayes wanted to get some pics with her grandpa's truck.  It was a bit emotional for their family, as they had recently lost their grandpa.  I like all the pics with her and the truck but my favorite changed after hearing Hayes talk about one pic in particular. It is the pic of her sitting on the door while leaning her head on the top of the truck.  She said, "I like this one because it's like I'm giving grandpa a hug."  Ahhhhh, so sweet! 

My favorite images are always ones that capture connection, laughter and emotion.  And that image is one that made Hayes FEEL something magical!  And hearing how she felt made me love it even more.  The truck is a physical reminder of the memories of grandpa that will live within her forever.  I'm so glad they were able to bring it out to Lake of the Woods for some of her senior pictures.  

Hayes, I wish you nothing but the best as you enjoy your next adventure.  College life.... a place to have fun, learn and grow.  Enjoy every minute of it. 





Hayes' Outfits-

Jeans (Old Navy) and white shirt (Apricot Lane)

Dress (Apricot Lane)


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Heather is the owner of Sweet Lemonade Photography and co-owner of Sweet Darling Weddings located in central Illinois (Mahomet).  Life gave her a bunch of lemons (you can read a little more here on her personal blog Sweet Lemonade Life) and by keeping her focus on God, finding the positive in each day, and surrounding herself with supporting, loving and encouraging people she has turned those lemons into the sweetest lemonade.  Her personal blog has been created to share her heart, her adventures and find ways to bless others.  You can contact her at or