Keely and I have been great friends since 6th grade. She was the first friend I made when I transferred to a new school district. Keely is a beautiful and talented young lady. For four years high school she was on the dance team (was a captain senior year!), sang in the choir, played flute in band and was on color guard the first two years of high school. Overall she is an amazing person and also dedicated member of the LDS Church. After graduating high school together, I stayed in Olympia for college and she went to BYU in Provo, Utah where she just finished her freshman year.
Last month she asked me if I would do some pictures of her for her missionary profile as she was finishing up her application to go on her mission, and of course I was happy to do it! In all the years of our friendship, I'd surprisingly never taken portraits of her, my mom took her senior photos. In between taking more "serious" photos she was dancing and being her silly self! We shared a lot of laughter in this session!
This is the photo Keely chose for her application...
Yesterday morning, she called me and told me that she got her call letter and invited me to come over to her call party tonight. She's waiting to open the letter till this evening, and I couldn't be more excited for her! Even though I'm not a member of her church, I respect and admire her commitment and faith. I'm excited for her as she prepares to embark on her mission and I can't wait to find out where she was called to serve! I know she will be an awesome missionary!
Here are some of my favorites from her session! :)