Such Great Senior: Madelaine

2016 SGH Model Madelaine is back with her senior session!

Why Madelaine thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I think that I am “more than just a teenager” because I have been through things in my life that most other people my age don’t experience. These things are what have shaped me into the person I am today and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Even though these weren’t the greatest things to happen to me, I have no way of knowing what my life would be like if they hadn’t happened. I am more than just a teenager because I have accepted and embraced my life for what it is and I only intend to grow from here.”

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

What are your favorite activities?

I really enjoy when I can just lay in bed watching hair and makeup videos on YouTube or curl up with my cat to binge-watch TV series.

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

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

After the typical phase of wanting to be a princess and a pop star, I wanted to become a veterinarian.

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

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

Good question. I believe in the butterfly effect, so probably something along those lines.

Such Great Senior: Graceson

Meet 2016 SGH Model Graceson again!

Why Graceson thinks she is more than just a teenager: “Because I know how to find love for everyone even those who don’t deserve it.”

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Graceson 2016 Senior Session, Indianapolis, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Graceson | Center Grove High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

Hanging out with friends and watching Netflix.

Graceson 2016 Senior Session, Indianapolis, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Graceson | Center Grove High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My older sister Jordan – she is beautiful and successful and the nicest person. Beyoncé – she is flawless and isn’t afraid of being herself.

Graceson 2016 Senior Session, Indianapolis, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Graceson | Center Grove High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

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

I want to show people that you have to have an open mind and heart.

Such Great Senior: Ashley

Meet 2016 SGH Senior Ashley again!

Why Ashley thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I’m more than just a teenager because I want to impact the world in some way. All throughout high school I’ve been on a journey discovering who I am and what my purpose is in life. Although I still don’t have a clear understanding of what that purpose is, I know it’s worthwhile.”

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

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

When I was little I wanted to be a pediatrician because I thought that being a doctor for little kids was so cool.

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

Who are your role models and why?

My mom is my biggest role model because she is an amazing woman. She has been so strong throughout her whole life, despite all she’s been through, and still manages to be kind. I also admire her love of God.

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

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

I want to spread the Gospel to people in my town. I personally don’t see myself becoming a ministry, but I believe it’s vital to tell others about Jesus.

Such Great Senior: Olivia

2016 SGH Model Olivia is back with her senior session!

Why Olivia thinks she is more than just a teenager: “Teenagers are quite often perceived as close-minded and selfish, only worthy of condescension. And, yes, we can be all those things at times. But, for the vast majority of our existence, teenagers have been conditioned to look at the world around them and to accept and appreciate. College expectations force us to look beyond the now and into our deepest passions and goals. If this does not break the traditional stereotype of a teenager, I have no idea what does. Personally, I am a very “big picture” person and constantly ponder the world around me and how my actions will affect it. This point of view has aided me in becoming more than a teenager because I clearly see the change I want to make and how I can go about it. I see how actions can drastically alter things positively or negatively and I strive to make those positive differences.”

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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?

I love running with all of my cross country teammates, whether we are running mile repeats or to Dairy Queen. Singing is also a passion of mine, both at church and in show choir at CHS. When I have the time, I try to find new places to visit around our community and document adventures with photography. Drinking tea and talking with friends is something I try my hardest to make the time for, especially with my friends who are currently seniors that I will miss too much for words next year.

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?

My friends and I don’t always have the chance to get together that often and we keep plans pretty simple when we do see each other. We’ll watch Netflix while drinking tea and attempting Pinterest DIY’s or go get breakfast together.

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?

For a solid decade of my life I was totally convinced that I would become a marine biologist. I used to memorize marine mammals and dreamt of living in Florida and saving the manatees.

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?

I am blessed to have so many people to look up to in my life in both my peers and adults I’m around a lot. There are truly qualities in everyone to admire and emulate. My mom has taught me the importance of having faith in everything you do and the ability to go with the flow. Ever since I was little and he coached me in every rec league sport, my dad has shown me the difference motivation, hard work, and ambition can make in all aspects of life.

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?

Ultimately, I want to provide for those who are in need and defend the defenseless. To be a shield against injustice and a source of compassion and positivity. Most of all, to be a light that leads people to the Lord in all that I do.

Such Great Senior: Bayley

2016 SGH Westfield Model Bayley is back with her senior photos!

Why Bayley thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “My maturity is greater. I’m different than any other girl. I’m unique.”

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

Who are your role models and why?

My role model would be my dad because even though he has a broken back he doesn’t let anything stop him even if it does that he will be in pain later.

Bayley 2016 Senior Session, Noblesville, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Bayley | Westfield 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?

I want to people to remember me as an athletic soccer player that does anything to help anyone.

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

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

Making the world a safer and kinder place where we all can be happy.

Such Great Senior: Liza

Meet 2016 SGH Model Liza again!

Why Liza thinks she’s more than just a teenager: “I feel like we all are more than just a teenager because we all have unique qualities and talents that we can use to make the world a better place. For me personally, I feel like I am more than just a teenager because I care deeply about ending the social injustices that minorites face everyday in this world.”

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

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

I’m in the Accents choir at Carmel. I also take voice lessons. I have also been in a few community theatre shows throughout high school.

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

Who are your role models and why?

My mom- she is so committed to what she does and loves it as well.

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

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

I want to contribute to the end of oppression for minorites. Especially the women struggling in the Middle East. I don’t know how I will do so but I want to be able to help in anyway possible for me.

Such Great Senior: Olivia

Time to get to know 2016 Model Olivia better!

Why Olivia thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I think I’m more than just a teenager because I strive to be something bigger than that. I already have a path I’ve set for myself in life and I’m more than just a teenager because I plan to do more than a teenager would to get where I want to be in my life.”

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Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, 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?

A typical night out with friends for me is doing something fun like ice skating or bowling, or maybe just a chill night like a movie or just hanging out and talking together!

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, 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?

Tom Hanks is a big role model of mine because he’s a phenomenal actor. My parents are also big role models to me because they have taught me to be the person I am today.

Olivia 2016 Senior Session, Westfield, 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 to make such a big impact on the world by helping others and helping animals. I want to be able to make an impact on peoples lives outside of the country and I hope to be known for the service I’ve done to improve others lives.

Such Great Senior: Sam

Meet 2016 SGH Model Sam again!

Why Sam thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I think that we tend to generalize teens as crazy kids who just want to sleep. While I do REALLY love sleeping, my generation is innovative and very much focused on social issues. I’m more than just a “teenager” because I know that I am capable of bringing change.”

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

What are your favorite activities?

I love doing makeup, both beauty and special effects. I also love spending time with my dog!

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

Who are your role models and why?

All of the moms in my life. I’ve never had a lot of extended family, and they definitely fill that gap for me. They inspire me in so many ways.

Sam 2016 Senior Session, Carmel, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Sam | 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 was someone that people wanted to be around. I hope that people look back on their time with me and think of laughter and feeling great.

Such Great Senior: Emma

Meet 2015 Guerin Catholic High School Senior Emma!

How Emma describes herself: “I am a very happy and outgoing person most of the time, but at school I can be shy in class. When I’m with my friends and family, I have no problem talking all the time and cracking jokes. I am a very hard worker. I am also a very compassionate person. I love helping others and being there for the needs of others. I love working with kids, especially with special needs, which is why I will be majoring in early child development/special education in college. I consider myself to be a very good friend, daughter, sister, and aunt. I am also Catholic, and hope to continue to grow in my faith. I love thinking about the future and what my next four years at the University of Dayton has in store for me! I also hope to travel the world someday, because I think there is so many amazing things to experience out there!”

Why Emma thinks she is more than just a teenager: “I think I am more than just a teenager because I want to be more than the stereotype of being a “teenager.” I personally think I am more than a teenager because we are all unique in our own ways and want to strive to make a bigger impact in the world. I feel like that statement can be limiting, and I don’t want to be limited in the world. I want to be great, and do great things, and enjoy life!!”

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Emma 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emma | Guerin Catholic High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

My favorite activities are binge watching Netflix shows. But I also LOVE going to concerts. I’m always going to the next concert in town. I also love to hang out with my friends and go shopping and go on adventures. Another thing I like to do is get dressed up and go out to eat with my friends or do photo shoots together!

Emma 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emma | Guerin Catholic High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

My role model is my sister. Ever since I was little I had always looked up to her. She was a soccer player and wore the number 12, and so I wanted to be a soccer player and wear number 12. I always admired everything she did. She is such a hard worker. I always look at her life and am just amazed of how awesome it is. She has a great job, she gets to travel all around the US, even to some other countries, she has amazing friends who I know will be with her for a life time, and an amazing boyfriend. I hope one day that I can travel the world with my friends, and have them by my side till the very end. There is nothing better than a sister who is always there for you.

Emma 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Emma | Guerin Catholic High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

In the future, I hope to be married and to have a family. But along side of that I hope to be a great influence in the children’s lives that I hope to teach some day, as well as find time to travel the world!

Such Great Senior: Rachel

Meet 2015 Hamilton Southeastern Senior Rachel!

How Rachel describes herself: “I’m very active and involved with a lot of organizations around school. I’m very outspoken and not very shy. I consider myself a leader on my sports teams and in general. Most of all, I’m very very competitive.”

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Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your favorite activities?

Running, winning races, reading, I love movies, eating popcorn and doing nothing important with my friends.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What activities are you involved with at school or outside of school?

Cross country and Track, National Honors Society, Student athletic council

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

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

Dinner, movie, sleepover at a friend’s house or a there’s usually a track meet.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What type of music makes you get up and dance?

Anything Imagine Dragons, especially when the music starts slow then builds up. That’s awesome.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What TV show are you addicted to?

Nashville and now Grey’s Anatomy

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

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

Hunger Games, Divergent, or Percy Jackson series

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

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

Fondue!!

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

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

Professional soccer player, now a professional runner would be great.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

Who are your role models and why?

Steve Prefontaine – great runner who was defiant, competitive, and extremely talented. Mia Hamm-greatest US women’s soccer player ever. Jennifer Lawrence – she’s a beast. Funny, pretty and not cocky despite all her fame/money.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

What are your hopes/plans for the future?

Have running success at Arkansas and maybe run post-collegiately. Graduate and go to grad school to become athletic trainer.

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern 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’s the girl who can run fast, is funny, and never did anything stupid. I’ve got nothing bad to say about her.”

Rachel 2015 Senior Session, Westfield, IN | Photographer : Such Great Heights Photography, Maya Laurent | Model: Rachel | Hamilton Southeastern High School | 2015 | sghseniors.com | senior photography | senior photographer

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

Encourage people that say they aren’t good enough, that they are good enough and help them prove it to themselves. Maybe that’ll involve running?