When Gabby saw senior pictures I'd done for some of her classmates, she knew she had to become an L. Photogi too! She wanted colorful fall leaves in her pictures, so we'd booked her session a little later in the senior photo season.
About a week before her session, she was in a single-vehicle car accident that totaled her car. Luckily Gabby fared much better than the deer, walking away with just bumps, bruises and a concussion, but her need to heal and find and purchase a new car forced her to cancel her senior photo session. We were both pretty bummed. What senior girl doesn't deserve to have a day where it's all about her looking and feeling beautiful, especially just after a car accident?!
I ended up making an unexpected trip back to the Dubuque area a few weeks later due to a few newborns and a daycare that wanted some shots on a weekday, so Gabby was able to get the session she originally had in mind! And even though most leaves had already fallen off the trees, we found the PERFECT pile of leaves for this beautiful shot...
What's meant to be will always find a way, right?!
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to help Gabby look and feel like 100 bucks :) You rocked it, girl! I'm so glad this day came to fruition for you!
The night before Gabby's session, I went to a sub-state volleyball match (Go Bobcats!), at which I thought I saw Gabby in the stands. Someone confirmed it was her so I approached her at the front of the student section before the match, introduced myself and said I wanted to touch base with her before we left to chat about some ideas I had. She happily said GREAT! I approached her again after a Bobcat victory and she said, "Do you think I'm Gabby Ploessel, because I'm not." HA! It was totally her look-alike. She and I chatted and laughed about how people mix the two of them up fairly frequently and I enjoyed sharing that little story with Gabby and her mom when I officially met her the next day :)