February 7, 2019

CBA High School Senior Photos in Wilmington, NC | Katelyn Franks

Katelyn is a senior at Charles B. Aycock and a member of my #dakotaherseyseniors 2019 spokesmodel team!!

This girl is full of spunk and honestly has one of the best “model” faces that I’ve ever seen (which I am super jealous over because I DO NOT have one haha). I love spending time around her because she is always smiling and positive.

She and her mom came to Wilmington for her senior photos, which was extra special because her mom and dad spent a lot of time here early in their marriage! Our day was full of reminiscing and taking photos of Katelyn in front of spots that her mom remembers from those days. I loved hearing about how much downtown has changed…and how it hasn’t!

We walked alllll over downtown to find a bunch of locations that provided plenty of variety for Katelyn’s gallery –– from fountains, to colorful houses, to the “coffee shop” vibe, to something down by the water. Downtown Wilmington did not disappoint! (Though it never does!)

All of my seniors know that I am a HUGE foodie, especially when it comes to local restaurants in Wilmington. Finding a place to eat after the session is almost as important to me as picking out the shoot locations! I was very happy when Katelyn and her mom took my recommendation to go to Dock Street Oyster Bar because it is absolutely my favorite seafood restaurant downtown.

Here are my favorites from her fall, downtown Wilmington senior session!!

downtown Wilmington senior photos

downtown Wilmington senior photography

downtown Wilmington high school senior photos

Wilmington NC high school senior photos
Her mom said “she always has her phone!” so we had to make sure that was in there too!! I think she is set up perfectly to be a blogger now 😉


Wilmington NC high school senior photos

Wilmington NC high school senior photographer

Wilmington NC high school senior photographer
This girl says she doesn’t like her natural laugh…I mean, come on. She is gorgeous.

I LOVE the colors of the house and all of the plants!!

Now for some more “model” shots. She has one of the best “relaxed” faces. I am so jealous.

It was FREEZING here, but she looks perfectly calm and cozy!!

Wilmington NC high school senior photographer

We had to get some with mom of course!!

Featuring my jacket hahah. When my seniors are cold, I am there for them!!

LOVE this one. This was such a special mom-daughter day and I love to make sure that we capture that aspect too!