Jordin and I have known Lydia since she was born. Literally. Jordin remembers as a 7 year-old holding baby Lydia in the church nursery, and there isn’t a Christmas that’s gone by that I can remember that my family didn’t have a day set aside for the Wiklund and Bond (Lydia’s family) Family Christmas. Our families have been close since our parents were in college and our dads became business partners (WiklundAndBond.com). I’d take bullets for this family.
Often times our seniors’ moms and dads get pretty teary when they come over and watch a slideshow of their baby boy or girl all grown up and graduating. With Lydia’s pictures, Jordin and I were the ones getting weepy as soon as we downloaded the camera cards and started sorting them! She’s so precious to us!
All that to say, this shoot will always be a special memory for us. We’d love to do more themed shoots like this, where we really get into the senior’s personality. Jordin and Lydia had a blast planning out the shoot, the locations, and the things that felt like Lydia; cozy blankets, coffee mugs, and wedding magazines.
Lydia, we love you so much and are so proud of the incredibly kind and beautiful person you are, and we will be praying for you so much as you go off to college!
Without further ado… Lydia:
A little dated, but this is the song I listened to while I edited her pictures almost a year ago. Felt like her shoot :)
PS – one of our first senior picture shoots was with Lydia’s brother Trevor, who looks totally different now :) He is one of my favorite people on the planet. Check ’em out here: Trevor’s Senior Pics