My friend Abbey is featured today in my Dear Senior portrait series. We've known each other since elementary school. We had sleepovers together and trips to the lake, and we once made up a bunch of "commercials" for random objects around the house and made her brother film us singing the jingles we'd invented.
In high school, Abbey and I were in band and drama together at Concordia. Abbey was also in choir and on the speech team, and she was even the drum major of the marching band our senior year. She looks back on the band director, choir director, and drama director (and, of course, her parents and her husband) as some of the people who have inspired her the most on her journey to where she is today.
Abbey has always been ambitious, and she actually just completed her master's degree. Now she works at Lincoln Financial as a proposal manager for retirement plan services. She and her husband have been married for four years this summer, and they live in Fort Wayne with their cat, Pfantom. (Their last name is Pfenning... and the "P" is silent.)
This photo shoot took place downtown one evening after work. There was some sort of "special event" going on so all the street parking near the Embassy was blocked off. We had to walk several blocks from the parking garage to get to this location for the portrait session. It was totally worth it, though! The Embassy itself wasn't busy, and it has so much character that it makes a great location for a few portraits on a gorgeous evening.
When I asked Abbey to share something she wishes she'd been told her senior year of high school, her response was simply:
Concordia High School Class of 2010
This post is the fourth in my Dear Senior portrait series. I'm featuring young adults I know to give them a chance to share something they've learned that they wish they had known as a high school senior. Check out the rest of the posts under the Dear Senior category on my blog!