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photo shoot ~ chrystal’s senior portraits in iowa

003 smalltown iowa senior picturesWell, this gorgeous girl is my one of my favorite cousin’s babies. I mean, clearly she’s not a baby, but I’m getting old and it’s difficult to wrap my mind around the fact that Chrystal is a senior in high school this year! We did her senior session in early July up in Iowa, where she lives. I adore this part of Iowa. My family roots fun very deep there, so I love it whenever I get to do a session in this pretty part of the country.

We started out in Moravia, Iowa. {Fun fact: my parents both went to school in Moravia, where Chrystal goes.} Small towns have so many great little backdrops for photo shoots! And obviously, Chrystal was working the cam like a supermodel! 002 smalltown iowa senior picturesI freakin’ loved this outfit! The sweet dress with interesting details, plus the fun hat, toughened up by the boots – perfect! Such a “cool girl” look. :)004 smalltown iowa senior pictures005 smalltown iowa senior pictures006 smalltown iowa senior picturesSide note: Chrystal has some killer brows. I experienced a lot of brow envy {and regret for past years of over-tweezing} while editing her photos. Ha.007 smalltown iowa senior pictures008 smalltown iowa senior picturesI especially loved the cutout details on the back of this dress.009 smalltown iowa senior pictures010 smalltown iowa senior pictures001 smalltown iowa senior picturesWe had to get some photos with Chrystal’s trumpet. I love how these turned out.011 senior pictures with trumpet012 senior pictures with trumpetAlbum cover much?013 senior pictures with trumpetChrystal also plays basketball, and we thought the courts at the town park made a rad background for these photos in her uniform.014 girls basketball senior picturesI bet no one messes with her on the court! #fierce015 girls basketball senior picturesPretty sure only really good players get to wear number 23, right??016 girls basketball senior picturesOh, and not only does she play the trumpet and basketball, she also is a stud softball player. Did I mention she is also practically a genius with stellar good grades?! So proud of her!017 softball senior picturesI need to have a word with whomever farms that field out there, because this would’ve been the most perfect Field of Dreams pic ever if only they had planted corn! ;) {Still love it so much.}018 softball senior pictures019 softball senior pictures{Dirty ball cap because they were on a winning streak and she couldn’t wash it. Obvs.}020 softball senior pictures021 softball senior pictures022 softball senior picturesFor the last set and final outfit, we headed to my favorite place on earth: my grandparents farm. It’s absolutely the best place to shoot, with tons of little spots such as this gem…023 iowa farm senior pictures…and this….024 iowa farm senior pictures…and a million more…025 iowa farm senior pictures026 iowa farm senior pictures027 iowa farm senior pictures028 iowa farm senior picturesI mean, it was an Iowa senior session — we had to climb a fence and get into a cornfield!029 iowa farm senior pictures030 iowa farm senior picturesChrystal~

You are flippin’ amazing! Smart, cool, pretty, fun, talented, etc. I am so proud of you! Hope you have the most wonderful senior year, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

Love you so much!

~abi~

p.s. See more shoots I’ve done at my grandparents’ farm: Becca’s senior pix a couple of years ago here {Becca is Chrystal’s older sis}; my cousin Caleb’s senior pix last year here; and my cousin Justin w/ his then-girlfriend-now-wife Jenna here.

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