It's June and that means it's high school graduation season around here.  It's a bitter-sweet time for me each year - while I have to say goodbye to my HS Senior crew that I have had the pleasure of working with this year, I also have this excited and proud feeling overcome me as I know all of them are going to go off and do great things in life! 

This week I thought I would relive all of my class of 2017 photo sessions and give an update as to what the #MP_Seniors are gearing up to do this summer and into the fall.

First up in the lineup is Glacier Peak HS Grad, Maya Watkins!

I met up with Maya and her fun mom, Kerri, last August for a sunset senior portrait session out in Snohomish, WA.  It feels like it was just a few months ago, not nearly a year!  The three of us had a blast shooting at a couple of locations in the area until the sun went down.  (Side note: I always love it when my seniors bring their mom's with them.  I think senior sessions can be such fun time and special time for the moms too.) 

Fast forward to 10 months later and here we are celebrating Maya graduating from Glacier Peak High School on June 12, 2017.  When I caught up with Maya this week she told me she'll be heading to Boise State University in the fall to play beach volleyball and is excited to meet new people!  But before heading out of state, she plans to play a little beach volleyball locally and in California and Florida. (HOW FUN!!) -And when she isn't playing volleyball she is looking forward to spending the rest of her time with friends and family and going on some fun adventures throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

I asked Maya if she could give some advice to the Class of 2018 what would it be? Here is what she had to say,

"Reach out early and often to as many new people as you can this year. There are a lot of great classmates you have never met. Meet them. Fully embrace every moment."   -Maya Watkins

Please help me wish Maya all the best with her collegiate volleyball career and studies!  I truly can't wait to see what adventures come her way.  And good job and congrats to Kerri too on raising and supporting such an amazing young lady! :)

3 cheers to Maya!

XOXO,

Missy