Nueva Italia de Ruiz Jasmine had the BEST sense of humor and had me in stitches the entire session. It’s wonderful when a girl can make you laugh so much. Don’t you want to be around people who make you laugh all the time? In my opinion, it is one of the best qualities you can have.
Trieste I love that she could be serious when she needed to be, but then could turn it off and on. For real. Who can be serious when you are wearing a t-shirt that says Twizzlers? I am living!
You Inspire Me
Jasmine just graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School. She is both intelligent and hilarious! She spends her free time tutoring students, playing varsity tennis, being on varsity quiz bowl, and being in emu club. Her goal is to be a pediatric oncologist someday, and she volunteers at both Bronson Hospital and the American Red Cross. One of her bucket list items is to save a life someday. Jasmine, you inspire me. And I have no doubt that you will accomplish all of your goals.
When I asked Jasmine why she chose me to take her pictures, she said:
I chose you because I love HOW you take pictures; you encapsulate the girls’ personalities instead of making new ones for them. Even if I don’t know the girl in the photo I feel like I know everything about them just by the way they’ve been photographed.
I love hearing things like that, because that’s my mission. Jasmine, I’m so glad that I got to photograph your beautiful, bubbly personality.
Cute Coffee Shop
Jasmine also describes herself as a Starbucks lover and an escape room fanatic. Since she’s such a big fan of coffee, we just had to take some photos at a coffee shop! I love this yellow top on her, and she says that she wanted to wear yellow because yellow makes her look and feel happy.
Location Idea for Senior Pics: Coffee Shop. One of my favorite locations, but make sure that you ask permission well in advance. If they say no, you need a backup plan. If they say yes, make sure you purchase something and say “Thank you!”
Jasmine’s definition of true beauty:
True beauty is being confident and not being afraid to show off who you are inside and out. Flaunt your inner self, grow from life’s challenges, and fill your heart with love for not only yourself but also God’s people.