Sydney was my very first applicant for my SLP senior photography VIP program which means we not only spend time together photographing her 'official' senior session in Mahomet but several additional styled shoots and other sessions just for fun, have fun quarterly VIP gatherings and even volunteer as a group together in Champaign. (I'm already accepting applications for 2019 VIP's, incoming juniors, so if you're interested you can learn more and apply here. If you apply by November 1st, you are guaranteed a VIP spot AND get a bonus session this winter.) I've known Sydney's family for many years. Both of her parents are kind, wonderful, friendly people so Sydney's positive and cheery disposition comes naturally. Her beauty goes far beyond the surface and that's what makes it so fun to spend time with her. I've watched her bring people into conversations that may have felt like they were on the outside. I feel like she reads people well and does what she can to make them feel welcome and included. She's got a heart of gold and I love being able to spend time with her.
In addition to taking pics of her, we also did some family pics (I'm only sharing one of her and her younger (and 6'4" or something) 'baby' brother because the rest are gonna be a surprise for their extended family. I made a joke at the time, 'now I want you two to hold hands and pretend like you love each other'. Sydney's response was, "I don't know if I am his but he is my best friend," and she quickly grabbed his hand showing her admiration and affection for her brother. Ahhh as a mama to three boys myself, none of which would ever be heard saying such a statement, it made my heart so happy to hear she felt that way. Not only FELT it but EXPRESSED it and SHOWED it. I pray my boys will one day feel the same towards each other.
Sydney, can't wait for the pumpkin carving and all the other fun we have in store this fall as a team. Oh, and if you haven't followed me yet on Snapchat, go ahead and find me.... sweetlemonade4u and you can see some behind the scenes from senior sessions (when I remember) and other stuff both business and personal.
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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. This blog has been created to share her heart, her adventures and find ways to bless others. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.