We trudged up the hill of Mt. Zion Cemetery to the music of honking horns, bulldozers, and the general white noise of construction. The once gorgeous hill located off of 423 and mere minutes from our studio, was now surrounded by dirt mounds and bright orange cones. You would think that we would just throw in the hat and move on to a different location. But, no. Our team was determined to show off Liberty High School Senior, Lauren Burrell, and to capture some bright and lovely photos of her among the tall grass and trees that Mt. Zion is well-known for.

It’s no surprise to our team that we were able to grab beautiful shots of Lauren, even with John Deere singing his heart out just behind her. This All-American Diver is no stranger to focus, and she just smiled through the noise and as we were heading off to the Shops at Legacy Lauren told our team that she had just signed to dive for the University of Houston next fall!

As the season changes from fall to winter, the sun sets earlier and the days are shorter. By the time we had reached the Shops at Legacy, the sun was already setting, but luckily for us the Shops of Legacy is part of the group of people who decorate early for Christmas, and there were lights on all of the trees down the entire street and when the sun was completely gone, Lauren went to change into her prom dress.

Although we knew it was a red prom dress, we weren’t expecting the transformation from Lauren the high school senior, to Lauren the red-carpet stunner! We all gasped as soon as we saw how gorgeous she was in a red Mori Lee dress, covered in sequins and sparkling under the tree lights. Of course, once we saw how beautiful Lauren looked in the dress, we knew we had to trek over to the fountain by Mexican Sugar! The lights in the fountain were the perfect addition to Lauren’s red-carpet look, and we were able to snag some magazine-worthy images of this perfect senior.

We eventually had to head back to the studio, but we had so much fun with Lauren during her North Dallas senior session, and we can’t wait to see how her diving career goes at U of H next fall!


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