M’s senior photos – North Shore, MA

She’s been dancing since she was about 9 years old. With training in tap (her favorite), ballet, jazz, and pointe, this girl has more poise in her little finger than most humans I know. And not only that, but she’s got heart. She recently took her love of dance and turned it into a force for good, teaching dance to seniors (not the high school variety) in her community as a way to reduce the risk of dementia. True story. Look out world, this girl is going places.

I was so heartened to get the call from her mom to photograph her for her senior portraits; I remember fondly photographing her older sister just a few years ago for the same purpose. And what I remember most from that session holds true for this session as well: there is a unique beauty and grace here that doesn’t always exist in girls this age. It is the humble and heartwarming kind; the kind that will take her places and keep her going when facing the world head on.

Well done, mama. While I know that M has a mind and spirit of her own, it was you who helped her to see it and use it for good.

photographystephanie goryl

stephanie [at] stephaniegorylphotography [dot] com

Wakefield, MA

(just north of Boston)