Bella | Sycamore High School Orchesis | Senior Photography

Each year, Sycamore High School performs their annual dance performance in Orchesis. Bella is an amazing, talented, and beautiful dancer, and I’ve been capturing her spectacular Orchesis costumes each year since she was a sophomore. This year’s theme was “Songs Through the Years”, which featured dance routines to songs many of us parents can remember as teens {gasp}, like Stand By Me, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Hold Back the River, and I Hope You Dance.

Before her session, we went over her outfits (they’re incredible, and truly accentuated her beauty), how she wanted to wear her hair, and what backdrops would best showcase each color and texture. I try to consider these things with all my seniors (find more info here about preparing for your session), in order to provide the very best experience possible! In her final performance, she was as beautiful as ever. The most touching part was when I read her proud mom’s Facebook post about Bella’s first performance as a freshmen, years ago, and how nervous she was, hoping she wouldn’t make any mistakes on stage. Now, as she performed in her last Orchesis – Mom shared how full of confidence and excited she was to be on stage. Of course, I know it was not just Orchesis who gave her that – it was her parents! A great team and a special family.

It’s been a joy to capture this special event for Bella each year, and I must admit, I’m a little sad it is coming to an end, but I know she will have many more achievements ahead of her! There’s even more fun images posted on my Instagram account, which you can find and follow here.



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