Lilac Coronation

First off I must state for the record- I am NOT the official photographer of the Lilac Festival. These pictures are not my normal standard of photography as I was there working within the Lilac Festivals requirements.

I attended the Lilac 2012 Dream and Reach for the Stars Coronation at the request of some of the parents of the Fab 14 girls. I was there to document the event for them, as well as cheer on my Creatively Yours Senior Girls- Bethany Hand, Mt. Spokane High School and Linnea Kessler, Cheney High School.

This was the first Coronation I’ve ever attended, and I must admit I was super impressed. As any life long resident of Spokane, WA as a little girl I always dreamed of being a Lilac Princess and riding on the float at the Lilac Torchlight Parade. To see what these girls have done in the last 3 months since reaching the Fab 14 stage was amazing. They have been trained in etiquette, self-defense, public speaking, participated in several charity events, and much more. Each girl was assigned a quote in keeping with this years theme, “Dream and Reach for the Stars”. They then wrote and delivered a speech at the Coronation.

At the end of the night 8 scholarships were announced. I was so happy when both my girls names were called- Bethany won for most inspirational speech! Linnea won the Family Night scholarship!
My Girls, Bethany and Linnea- introducing their parents

The Fab 14 delivering their speeches

The Royal Court is announced- Sydnee Scofield, Central Valley High School; Hannah Allen, University High School; Katie Sweeney, Mead High School; Jasmin Hallam, John R. Rogers High School; Alexis Schwartz, Ferris High School; Linnea Kessler, Cheney High School; Hailey Murray, West Valley High School.

The Queen is crowned… Sydnee Scofield from Central Valley High School

Spokane, WA; Mead, WA; and Cheney, WA Senior Photographer

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  • You must be so proud! What lovely ladiesReplyCancel

  • Beautiful gowns! Your seniors are fabulous!!ReplyCancel

  • Janene

    Such beautiful gowns, Kelly! And your pictures ARE just as beautiful!
    Here is my bit of lilac info…There is a song called ‘Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time’. The lyrics are by L.Wolfe Gilbert, & music by Nathaniel Shilkret. It was composed as the theme song for the first national production of LILAC TIME starring Collen Moore…a show from long, long ago.
    My Mother named me after this song, although she changed the spelling of my name. I have wonderful memories of her singing this song to me as I grew up. (She had a beautiful alto voice.) Every year we would listen for it during the Lilac parade, and although it was usually played as an instrumental; no words were sung; it was almost always played when our Spokane lilac float went by…ReplyCancel

  • What a great thing for these girls to be a part of!!!ReplyCancel

  • beautiful girls! looks like a fun event.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful girls and gorgeous images <3ReplyCancel

  • […] she is!  Bethany was not only one of my Class of 2012 Senior Models, she also was apart of the Fab 14 for the Royal Court for the Lilac Parade.  This was the 4th time I’ve worked with Bethany and she continues to be as sweet as can […]ReplyCancel

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