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What you need to know about campus social life series {6}

Lauren attends Colgate, swims and as you can tell from below, a horseback rider.

Kinnelon-teen-portrait

HOW I MET MY CLOSEST FRIENDS: The swim team and on my floor in my dorm. It’s easiest to become close to people you are constantly around.

DORM ADVICE: Keep an open door and be friendly. It’s really easy to get close to people on your floor. In regards to roommates, I know most people say “you just have to be able to get along” and I think that is true. Personally, my 2 roommates are my best friends. I didn’t find adjusting to living with people to be too hard.. it’s all about being easy going.

DORM, GREEK, OTHER: Our social scene is split between Greek and house parties, but you don’t have to be involved in Greek life in order to go out. A lot of sports teams have houses/ apartments that they host things in. We have one bar called the Jug that serves to 18+ (No one is really sure how this exists, but it does).

A TYPCIAL WEEKEND IS: A balance between being in the library or being out.

CLUB FAVORITES: Every athlete needs to be part of this volunteer program called “Adopt-a-Classroom” where we spend an hour or so at the local elementary school. This is the only “club” I’m involved in, but I love it.

LATE NIGHT CRAVING: Oh boy.. our dining hall is open 24/7 so late night eating is very prevalent and very dangerous (haha) Starting at 10, Chef Ed makes unbeatable french toast and his own “Ed burgers”.

MOST FUN CAMPUS TRADITIONS: The number 13 is our lucky number (Colgate was founded by 13 men with $13 and our address has #13) It’s fun to recognize many “13” related things on campus and every Friday the 13th is Colgate Day!

FAVORITE DISCOVERY ON/OFF CAMPUS: We have (what used to be) a ski hill on campus that has really pretty hiking trials off of it.

STUDY TIP: Start assignments early. While there isn’t daily homework like high school, you do have to study every day and work on papers/projects very far in advance in order to do well.

SECRET STUDY SPOT: In the science center next to my dorm. They leave the classrooms open at night so my friends and I like to take one and study together.

BEST CUP OF COFFEE: Saxbys!

MOST USED APP: Instagram

HOMESICKNESS: I missed my family the most leading up to breaks. I text my sister and parents almost everyday and call them whenever I miss them a lot. Having a family group chat is a fun way to stay in touch.

SKYPE OR FACETIME: Facetime!

LAST TIME I DID LAUNDRY: I actually did laundry today 🙂

Sorry for such long answers, talking about college is so fun 🙂

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Summer nights at the carnival

They were five girls with a fistful of tickets on a perfect July night at the local carnival. The only decisions to be made were which rides and do we go for the cotton candy now or later? When it did come for cotton candy time they were going to give it to us in a bag! We all looked at each other, more or less in shock and then asked for it on a stick. Eating cotton candy out of a bag?!?! Off the stick is far more fun! Thanks to Urban Club clothing for the super cute dresses and tops!

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Catie & Lauren R. {Senior Pictures: Kinnelon NJ}

I know I’ve mentioned before how much I love photoshoots with sisters. This one with twins Catie and Lauren was no different. We had originally scheduled this for the winter but ended up rescheduling it to one of those unusual days in early spring when the weather was actually cooperating and it felt like early summer.

It sounds odd but there is almost a rhythm that twins/triplets have with each other. It’s not something I can place my finger on but it’s a give and take that is almost rhythmical. I experienced it with Bri and Johnna last year also. I find it fascinating. There’s a comfort level between them that makes the entire shoot extremely calm.

Wistfully, their mom had said they had their portraits when they were babies and now as seniors before they’re off to college this coming fall to 2 different schools.

Twin sisters' senior pictures

 

Sunlit girl laying in field of grass for senior portrait

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Happy Fourth of July!

All it took was a few American flags, a wide open field and a sun-kissed summer evening to get our photoshoot underway. From all of “my” freespirits to yours… have a happy Fourth of July!

High School Senior girls picture with America Flag

July Fourth photoshoot in Northern NJ

High School senior girl wrapped in American flag portrait

 

Girl running with American Flag

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Becky G. {Senior Photoshoot: Denville, NJ}

Senior picture of Blue-eyed girlI think if I gave you three guesses to name the sport that Becky is involved in you probably wouldn’t even come close. When I first heard her say it in casual conversation I asked her to repeat it because I thought she was kidding me. It was during hair and makeup. The music was playing and we’re (Michelle/hair and makeup artist, Taylor/my assistant, Becky and I) are chatting. It was Michelle who asked Becky if she’s involved in any sports or clubs. Ready for a guess?…It’s not gymnastics, soccer or volleyball. It also is not track, swimming or skiing. RUGBY!! Yes, rugby. I don’t know a whole lot about rugby but I didn’t even think girls played that sport! Becky is a beautiful blonde with a huge personality. She’s excited for everything and anything. Really. I could tell her we’re going to sit in the mud and she would say I’m sooooo excited! So maybe that’s the personality of a rugby player, I don’t know, but I’ll take it any day of the week.

 

teen girl laying on the beach for a portrait

Teen girl laughing for senior portrait

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Congratulations Class of 2017!

Wishing these girls nothing but the best…a life full of adventures, laughter and happiness. Stay in touch. xoxo, Paige

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Now is the time to book your senior photoshoot class of 2018 girls! Get in touch and let’s talk.

 

My happy list? {Northern NJ Senior pictures}

We have a tradition in our family of sharing 4 happy things at the end of the day. We go around in our little circle of 4 and talk about the good things that happened during the day. In that spirit, after seeing these images I want to share my 3 happy things from last week. These are the last couple of photographs from the last senior photoshoot of last week.

  1. Having an assistant, Taylor (left) who loves photography as much as I do and absorbs every single thing I say.
  2. Working with senior girls like Dezi (center) who are fun, quirky and make me laugh. They remind me every single day how much I love working with this age.
  3. For being able to share my passion with my daughter (right) and to show her how it is possible to make work play.

High School girls getting ready for senior pictures

What are your happy things for the day?

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