Emily, Jane, Hannah, Sara, Tessa and Alli

A lot of you probably remember Ashlyn’s Senior portraits we photographed last Fall.  Soon after she received her Senior portraits she learned that she had leukemia.  Ashlyn’s sister, Haylee, was able to donate her bone marrow to her this past Spring and Ashlyn will be attending Iowa State University in the Fall.  She has been such an inspiration to us because of her positive attitude and strong spirit.

Over the past year, we kept in contact with Ashlyn and her family and we wanted to do something special for her.   So I contacted Ashlyn’s mom, Anne, and asked her if she could give me the names of Ashlyn’s best friends so we could get them together for a photo session to make a surprise for her.  So we photographed her friends and we created a collage canvas for Ashlyn of some of the best photos from this session and all her friends wrote messages to Ashlyn around the photos.

We went to Valley Junction for the session and had so much fun with all the girls.

This was one of the girls’ favorites.  They had the ladders on the side of the box car blocked off but the girls climbed up anyway so we could get this photo.

This is one of my favorites from the day.  Emily wanted to have something special to Ashlyn in the photos so she kidnapped some of Ashlyn’s Converse shoes with Anne’s help.

Two of the girls were in Color Guard with Ashlyn so we made sure to take a couple of photos with their flags.

Thanks Emily, Jane, Hannah, Sara, Tessa and Alli for helping us photograph this special session for Ashlyn.   Thanks for being so flexible and up for all our crazy ideas.  We had a blast.  We hope you have a great time in college this Fall.