Such Great Senior: Olivia

Meet Olivia again! Here’s why she thinks she is more than just a teenager: “Because I have potential and support to become an influential, independent person someday.”

Comment to help Olivia raise money for Project Fit America.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

Choir, swimming, soduku puzzles, watching John Green’s Mental Floss videos on YouTube.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you do on a typical night out with friends?

We would dress up pretty form some pictures and go out to eat, then go home and watch a movie in pajamas.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

Marine biologist. I had a phase where I was obsessed with dolphins.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Do you have a book you could read over and over?

Paper Towns by John Green.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What food does your family cook that you will miss when you go to college?

Chicken fajitas or mini turkey meatloaves with prosciutto.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What TV show are you addicted to?

Criminal Minds

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

Meghan Trainor – she is confident and happy with herself even though her body type is different from the other celebrities. My swim coach – she works two jobs, stays in great shape, and she never gives up when she is frustrated. My cousin Maddie because she works persistently to balance college cheerleading with business school. My former assistant manager at Aeropostale, she would say encouraging things to us through our earpieces. My parents – we may argue sometimes, but they are loving and patient.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

I want to go to Purdue for athletic training because I took a sports med class and loved it. And after that I would like to be a trainer for a college or pro team because I like working with a specific, close knit group of people.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What do you want people to remember about you when they look back on your senior year?

That I had a great time, kept working hard, and made everyone feel welcome.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Olivia | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I want people to let go of who they think they should be and become who they want to be.

Such Great Senior: Maggie

Time to get to know 2016 SGH Model Maggie better with her senior session!

Why Maggie thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I believe I am more than just a teenager because I don’t view the world in a way a lot of people do. I try to always stay positive and leave the negative behind me. I have dreams and aspirations for my life. I love to make people’s day and I always try to do my best. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I love to share my passions with people. I believe that no matter where life takes you, you always need to remember where you came from. I believe life is about learning new things and finding those things that make you happiest. I try to always live everyday with a purpose.”

Leave Maggie some love to help her raise money for Paws for a Cause.

Maggie 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Maggie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

When you were little, what did you dream of being when you grew up?

I wanted to be a fashion designer.

Maggie 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Maggie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My sister Kari is a professional performer. She was on the dance team at Carmel and she was an ambassador. I have always followed in her footsteps and she inspires me because of the person she is and how she always puts others in front of herself. I’ve always looked up to her because of her talent and just because she has light about her that I love! She is my best friend and my role model.

Maggie 2016 Senior Session, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Maggie | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What kind of impact do you want to make on the world?

I hope to inspire people and make a difference in at least someone’s life. I want to share my passion for performing with the world and share those moments with the people I love.

Try Photo Shoot

I saw this Colbie Caillat video and had chills watching it. She put into words so many of the feelings I have of why I photograph seniors and how I feel about the over Photoshoped photos that us women have to compare ourselves to constantly. I don’t think there is anything wrong with makeup, I love putting on makeup and I know so many of you do to. It’s fun! But I do think you should feel confident in your own skin, without makeup. There is something so powerful about this type of confidence in a woman.

My favorite lyrics from the song are:

Wait a second, Why should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself
Do you like you? Do you like you? 

Take time today to look in the mirror without makeup, take yourself in and see the true, unique beauty that makes you, you. Each morning, no matter how sleepy you look, the amount of crazy bed head you have or the new zit that cropped up overnight, look in the mirror before getting ready and find the thing you love about you. Start the day in a positive instead of searching for the negative.

These 2015 SGH Seniors were brave enough to be photographed first with their makeup on (left image) and then took it all off (right image) and were willing to share the difference. These girls are gorgeous both ways!

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Courtney’s favorite feature:

My eyes are my favorite feature! They’re super dark almost black in color and I have naturally dark lashes. I think my eyes are the most interesting part of my face and I can change their look in so many ways with make up!

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Kate’s favorite feature:

My favorite feature is my eyes because I like that they’re blue!

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Katie’s favorite feature:

I’d have to say that my eyes are probably my favorite feature. I love the color and I love how they change from darker blue to lighter depending on the sun and the color I’m wearing.

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Laura’s favorite feature:

My favorite feature is my eyes!!! I like my eyes because they are a unique green color and they always change colors.

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Megan’s favorite feature:

I would say that I like my smile, because it is powerful. I feel as though it has the ability to affect others and give off a feeling of happiness.

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Rachel’s favorite feature:

My favorite feature of my face is my eyes, because they are big and bright with long eyelashes.

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Riley’s favorite feature:

My favorite feature is my eyes because I feel like they’re my most unique feature!

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Sarah’s favorite feature:

My favorite feature would be my complexion. I love my complexion because I’m very blessed and don’t get a lot of acne.

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Sommer’s favorite feature:

Although I have to work a little harder in the summer to prevent  sunburns, my fair skin would be my favorite facial feature because I have a slight pink flush that eliminates the need for blush!

Such Great Senior: Megan

Meet 2015 Carmel High School Senior Megan!

How Megan describes herself: “I was born in California and moved to Indiana when I was only a year old. I attended St. Maria Goretti Catholic school from kindergarten to eighth grade, and that is where I met my best friend of 12 years, Amelia My graduating class at SMG was 39 students, and now my graduating class at Carmel will be 1198 students. The transition from a small, Catholic school to a huge, public school was actually very easy for me, and I have made amazing friends at Carmel. I have been taking dance classes since I was three years old, piano lessons for seven years, and I have been in choir since 7th grade. You could say I LOVE music. I am a very hard working, religious, passionate, and caring person, and I love to make people happy.”

Megan’s thoughts on being more than just a teenager: “I think I am “more than just a teenager” because of my goals for the future. I no longer just think of myself and what to wear tomorrow and how to impress a crush. I now think of how to help others, how to get good grades to get into college, and how to not be bothered by what others think of me. I have become much more independent and I am excited for my future. The word “teenager” often comes after the words “hormonal,” “lazy,” or “immature,” but I hope that I prove those adjectives wrong and be the best me I can possibly be.”

Leave Megan a comment to help her raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital.

 

Megan 2015 Senior Photo Shoot, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Megan | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

I love to dance, sing, make videos, take pictures, read, and hang out with my friends.

Megan 2015 Senior Photo Shoot, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Megan | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My role models are my parents because they have lived a very happy and successful life. I hope to graduate from Purdue just like them and eventually start a family that I care about more than myself. They have such great personalities and are an amazing support system in my life.

Megan 2015 Senior Photo Shoot, Zionsville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Megan | Carmel High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

I hope to attend Purdue University and major in Speech/Language Pathology so I can eventually become a Speech Therapist for children.

Sophia’s Prom Fall Preview

Prom seems far away but Sophia’s Prom is planning already! We did a shoot together to preview some of the dresses for 2015 Prom.

Check out all of the looks on the LookBook!

Makeup/Hair provided by Brittany Reed.

2015 Prom Preview | Sophia’s Prom | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography | sghseniors.com

2015 Prom Preview | Sophia’s Prom | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography | sghseniors.com

2015 Prom Preview | Sophia’s Prom | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography | sghseniors.com

2015 Prom Preview | Sophia’s Prom | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography | sghseniors.com

Sweater Weather

This was such a fun photo shoot! We put together this shoot for La Petite Fashionista online magazine. The photos will be in the next issue! Check out the whole Sweater Weather Look Book here!

Makeup Artist: Beauty by Crystal

Hair: Kathryn Brash

Styling/Clothing: Retro 101

Models: Darian & Caroline

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Shake It Off Shoot

I love the words to this song. Everyone deals with trying to want to be someone else. Their life seems to look better, they post beautiful photos on Instagram, they always seem to be having fun and aren’t stressed. They probably don’t study for the AP class and still get an A, they have the latest clothes and get to eat out all the time…and take awesome photos of it. You feel like you’re not living up to “them.”

We see people and how they fit into categories that others have pinholed them. And then there are “haters” who see you going after what you believe in and they want to tear you down.

The term “shake it off” can mean different things to you, and I don’t know Taylor Swift’s true meaning. I think it speaks to shake off all the junk people want to use to keep you down. I did this shoot because I think it’s so important for you as teenagers to remember this as you encounter obstacles when you are full steam ahead after your passions. And that it’s okay to take time to have fun, in fact, it is vital to keeping your motivation.

Don’t let them get you down…don’t wallow in what negative things others say…don’t forget to sing loudly to a song because you can and you should! Truly be YOU, shake off all those haters and keep going with focus and drive!

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

 

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

 

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Shake It Off | Taylor Swift | Such Great Shoot | Such Great Heights Photography

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

The boho/vintage look is so in right now so why not have fun with it and do a photo shoot?! Supporting local boutiques is huge for Such Great Heights and having Retro 101 and Ellen & Elvin involved with this shoot was so fun! Here are just a couple of the looks but be sure to check out the whole Boho Chic Lookbook!

Clothing: Retro 101 | Ellen & Elvin

Makeup: Beauty by Crystal 

Hair Stylist: Kathryn Brash with MDG Salon

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Boho Chic Photo Shoot

Such Great Shoot: Lindsay & Friends

You’ve seen several of these girls on the blog before because they are 2014 SGH Models! Lindsay had her fall Friends Session and her, Madison, Colleen and Mallori laughed the whole time. I looove doing these Friends Sessions!

Leave a comment here for all of them to help Lindsay raise money for Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Food Pantry.

Lindsay & Friends 2014 Senior Photo Shoot, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Lindsay, Madison, Mallori, Colleen | Guerin Catholic High School | 2013 | sghseniors.com

Lindsay & Friends 2014 Senior Photo Shoot, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Lindsay, Madison, Mallori, Colleen | Guerin Catholic High School | 2013 | sghseniors.com

Lindsay & Friends 2014 Senior Photo Shoot, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Lindsay, Madison, Mallori, Colleen | Guerin Catholic High School | 2013 | sghseniors.com

Lindsay & Friends 2014 Senior Photo Shoot, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Lindsay, Madison, Mallori, Colleen | Guerin Catholic High School | 2013 | sghseniors.com

Lindsay & Friends 2014 Senior Photo Shoot, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Lindsay, Madison, Mallori, Colleen | Guerin Catholic High School | 2013 | sghseniors.com

Friends: Amy, Alleah, Olivia, Emily, Alyssa & Jess

I photographed these girls for Amy’s 16th birthday so it was so much fun to reconnect with them and capture their friendship during their senior years! Girls, you remind me so much of what having girlfriends is all about!

Friends: Amy, Alleah, Olivia, Emily, Alyssa & Jess

Friends: Amy, Alleah, Olivia, Emily, Alyssa & Jess

Friends: Amy, Alleah, Olivia, Emily, Alyssa & Jess

Friends: Amy, Alleah, Olivia, Emily, Alyssa & Jess

Friends: Amy, Alleah, Olivia, Emily, Alyssa & Jess

Friends: Amy, Alleah, Olivia, Emily, Alyssa & Jess