Chrissy was the recipient of the 2012 Bright Light Award, a member of the Class of 2013 from Rogers High School right here in Spokane.
The Bright Light Award was presented by myself; Shasta Hankins, an independent makeup artist; Finders Keepers; and Jennifer Barlos with Elixir Salon. Chrissy received a senior session, plus digital images from Creatively Yours, professional makeup application from Shasta, a gift certificate to do a little shopping for her session from Finders Keepers, and a haircut and then a styling the day of her session from Jennifer. We selected Chrissy to receive the award, because of the way she rose above great personal struggle academically to now a year away from graduating sporting an amazing GPA. She is also involved in the community serving with several groups within the city. Plus as we all discovered after meeting her that she is just a sweet heart! It was our great pleasure to work with her and to create this amazing experience for her that hopefully she will remember for the rest of her life!
For her session she had 2 requests… she really wanted to take some pictures with the American Flag (completely matching her beautiful, American girl next store looks!) and also wanted to in cooperate a bench that her Nanna had made. I have to say working with the Flag was one of the most fun things I’ve done as a photographer. There really is something just amazing about capturing her with it.