JDP senior Adele

JDP senior Adele has been swimming her whole life.  Today she swims for her school and is on a club swim team as well.  She’s proficient in all the strokes but primarily competes in back stroke and freestyle.

The adrenaline rush of winning is what keeps her motivated during the long hours of training.  She just loves winning and knowing she’s beaten her opponents.  The swim meets energize her.  She started swimming at 3 years old and has never looked back.

Adele’s dad is a director for the Marine Corps Band so that means he gets stationed around the world.  Fortunately for Adele, two of his deployments were to Hawaii for a total of 7 years.  So she got to spend her childhood on the beaches of Hawaii.  She’s a beach and water girl through and through–so much so she wanted her tan lines to stay visible.  MD winters must be tough on Adele!

This is why this haku (Hawaiian floral wreath) was so important to her to include in her portraits.   They had this live flower wreath shipped from Hawaii and thankfully it made it one piece beautifully.  It even held up when we were forced to delay her session for rain.

Next to her love of the water and Hawaii (and Ariana Grande) is Adele’s love of Louie!  He’s a retreiver and rhodesian ridgeback blend that her family got while stationed in New Orleans.  He’s been fortunate to live with them in Hawaii as well.

Adele’s fine art segment reminds me that every girl should get to feel like a princess during her portrait time!

Adele thoroughly embraced her editorial segment and owned it like a boss!  She was cracking us all up and her mom joked she was having way too much fun!

We pulled the haku out for one more segment to lock down Adele’s undying love of Hawaii.

And what portrait time for a young woman would be complete without a little black dress?

Such a blast Adele!  Hope you get back to Hawaii soon to make your mark in this life!  Of course with Louie! 😉

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