Abby | Senior Portraits

I’m gonna be totally transparent here and state that I’m a suuuucker for Marching band. I was in color guard (flag corps) my freshman year, marched third tonal bass my sophomore, and was a pit percussion member my junior year. Unfortunately I’m old, and there aren’t any digital versions of me in action floating around the internet that I’m aware of, so I’ll have to dig through my mom’s old photos next time I’m in Florida :)

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Abby not only plays flute and tuba, but is also a drum major for Waynesville Highschool’s Marching Band. I had so much fun combining her love of music with her spunky attitude.

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And of course, while in the studio we did a few more “traditional” shots as well.

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This was actually a 2 part session. Abby’s favorite place in Waynesville is Roubidoux Springs (Roy Laughlin Park, Waynesville) and we went there and did some fun candids by the springs.

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..and then we climbed the hill to get a gorgeous view overlooking the Roubidoux. From way up here, you could see acres of farmland with little tiny cows grazing, the river, and the fresh water spring.

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Again, showing my age, but I think it’s so awesome that senior photography has become a “thing.” I remember my A W F U L senior portraits, with a big zit on my nose, green feather boa and weird facial expression. Where was I looking? Why did they always have you look just off camera? I love that I can create sessions for these young adults that (hopefully) they won’t cringe at in 20 years.

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Did you forget to book senior photos this year, or do you regret only getting the school package ones? HIT ME UP and before you (or your child) leaves for college we can set up a fun session. It’s NOT TOO LATE.


Candice MacDonnell is a lifestyle and documentary photographer who focuses on Motherhood, including Birth, Fresh 48, Raw Postpartum, Family, Maternity, Children. She is well known for her moody lighting, artistic angles, and emotional moments. In addition to photographs, Candice also is a talented videographer, and loves creating brand promotional videos, family films, and birth videography. CMP is located in Waynesville Missouri and services St. Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, Rolla, Lebanon, Springfield, St. Louis, and other mid Missouri locations.