My former students’ senior photos are some of my most favorite seniors to photograph. I’m sad that my 2019 senior season is wrapping up!
I met Mook about a year ago while working in the high school. She came to the United States from Thailand, and we were lucky enough to have her as a student. Profoundly deaf, Mook relies on sign language to communicate. What you might not know, though, is that sign language is not universal. Each country has their own sign language. Of course all countries borrow signs from each other and there are a lot of similarities as there are with spoken languages. When Mook came, there was an entirely new language barrier since she knew Thai Sign Language and those working with her knew only American Sign Language.
But in true Mook fashion, she started acquiring new signs quickly. She would practice new words by herself nightly. She wasn’t shy to jump in and chat with new Deaf friends, and gesture if she had to just to get her point across. Mook is a very bright girl- language won’t hold her back.
I love being able to photograph my former students’ senior photos. I feel like they deserve a photographer that can communicate with them in their language that they’re most comfortable using. They deserve to have their senior photos be just as amazing as the next guy!
We hung around Thornton for Mook’s session at a local park and it was just perfect. The fall colors were in full effect and the golden hour sun did not disappoint.
And she’s talented, too!
In addition to being cute as a button, she’s an amazing artist. She plans to attend college with an emphasis in art; drawing specifically. She was in the high school art club, but quickly realized that she wasn’t interested in the type of art they were producing. It’s hard for creative minds to fit the mold of someone else’s creative plans.
She’s such a go-getter and has the most infectious laugh. It’s a giggle like you’ve never heard before. Please scroll on to see sweet Mook and contact me soon to plan your next session.