Jessi and I met years ago, at a youth group while we both were at Community Bible Church. Although I’m a full four years older than Jessi, it seemed like we were made to be friends, mostly because we both had this chaotic good that ran through our bones which perfectly complemented each other.
Seriously. I was always a good student — a good listener, kind, well-behaved, etc. But when Jessi and I were together, all chaos broke loose, but in a good way. We may not have been the best listeners still, but our chaos was more in the side of overly laughing at jokes (which if you know me, is not very new), dancing wildly to random songs, singing these same songs on the very top of our longs, and recording random videos to “future senior year Jessi” with Karli while we danced or laid in bed or did anything.
Back in the day (as in, four years ago), Jessi was head over heels in love with musical theater and her dream was to be on Broadway. I even attended one of her productions (Annie I think??) with our youth group leader. Her dream has kinda changed, but she is still full force into the arts and now that she’s graduated from Summit High School, she will be attending Lipscomb University this fall and studying Animation. I couldn’t be prouder of her for chasing her dreams and doing what SHE is meant to do.
Jessi asked to have me take some photos to celebrate her graduation on the day that she was supposed to graduate and also to take some photos for her senior session as well, since they had forgotten to do those before school. I was FULLY on board — there’s really nothing like being with a senior on their graduation day.
We took all of these photos on her grandparent’s property. Their place is STUNNING. I had never been there before, but they live in rural Franklin, which means that they have lots of property, rolling hills, and glorious views. Her house also has a tree swing, a fountain in the backyard, and a field across the street. The place was beautiful, but Jessi was just simply gorgeous.
This woman is SO photogenic — I couldn’t even take one bad photo of her. See for yourself!!