Alyssa…my first 2018 senior photography session of the summer season! After talking, we’d chosen the perfect combination of looks for her dream session…colorful garden flowers with a mix of historic downtown architecture. We met on a beautiful late July evening, starting her session in downtown Ann Arbor and then heading to another location for some colorful garden and nature backgrounds. Alyssa brought along her sister (to help with hair and makeup), her boyfriend (to join her for some couples photos), and her mom too. The session couldn’t have went better, and we were able to capture a huge variety of looks for her senior pictures! Cheerleading is a huge part of her life, so we made sure to include her cheer outfit into her senior photography session too!
Get to know Alyssa, and see her gallery of senior photos below…
WEST BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Where were you born?
West Bloomfield, MI
Describe your family:
My family consists of my mother and father and my two sisters. I am the
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite food?
What food don’t you like?
I absolutely cannot stand fish.
What do you enjoy doing most?
I enjoy cheerleading and spending time outdoors.
What’s your favorite school subject?
What’s your least favorite subject?
Who are your best friends?
My teammates!!! They are like my second family!
If you watch television, what show do you like?
Right now I’m watching grey’s anatomy, but I love to watch the bachelor too!
What is your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird
What are your hobbies and interests?
I love to participate in almost any sports. I also love to travel to new
places and help others as much as I can through community service.
What sport do you like? Do you play or just enjoy watching?
I enjoy cheerleading and I like to watch soccer as I used to play for about
7 or 8 years.
What is your favorite thing to do with your family?
Travel and visit family! It’s always a great time to be together!
Where have you traveled? What places have been your favorites?
I travel most often to Florida because I have family that lives there. My
favorite place I have been was Colorado! It was absolutely gorgeous and I
got to go hiking and ziplining.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go, and why?
I would go to Greece! It looks so beautiful!
If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you move and why?
I would like to move to California and plan to after college hopefully! I
love the atmosphere there and the activities.
If you were going to live alone on an island and could only take one thing
with you, what would you take and why?
A phone so I could get off of the island because I could not live alone on
What do you collect and how long have you been collecting?
I do not currently collect anything 🙁
What is the hardest thing you ever had to do?
Say goodbye to someone i care about, or going through the loss of a family
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What was the best thing anyone ever said to you?
“I look up to you” or “you inspire me” :))))
What was the best thing anyone ever gave you?
Hope and faith when I was down. That’s the best thing I could ever ask for.
When are you the happiest?
When I’m with the people I love.
What’s your favorite holiday of the year? What makes this holiday your
Christmas! I love giving people gifts and watching their face light up!
Do you like to shop? What are your favorite stores?
LOVE to shop! I get most of my clothes from garage, american eagle, and
What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
When people smack their lips when they’re eating.
How have you changed since your freshman year?
I’ve changed a lot socially. I used to be super super shy and I have opened
up. Also, I realized that not everyone who says they’re your friend is
actually your friend. That was probably the biggest lesson I learned.
When you look back on this school in later years, what will you remember
Hopefully the good parts! I hope to remember the crazy stuff I did that put
me out of my comfort zone.
Do you have college plans? What is your dream college and why? Are you
going to attend it?
I hope to go on to med school one day to become a neonatologist. I am
currently looking at U of M, Case Western Reserve University, and Ohio
State University and would be happy to attend any one of those!
What do you plan on doing for your profession in the future?
I plan to be a neonatologist.
Where do you imagine yourself 10 years from now?
Hopefully beginning my career. I want to be successful in what I do and
focused on the things I want.
What’s your idea of the perfect day?
The perfect day would be a day that didn’t go according to schedule. A day
where I tried something new, learned something and got out of my comfort
Describe the scariest encounter you ever had.
One time when I was driving home at night a man followed me home until I
lost him after doing a few laps around my neighborhood.
Describe your most embarrassing moment.
One time in preschool we were doing show and tell and a kid sitting across
from me shouted to the class “Alyssa picks her nose!” The whole class
believed it even though I did not and would not ever do that. 🙁
What is your greatest fear and have you ever tried to face it?
Tornados! I used to have night terrors and terrible nightmares about them!
I have never tried to face that fear.
Do you have any bad habits that you simply refuse to change? Explain.
I have a bad habit of leaving my T.V on all night but I refuse to break it
because I feel like I won’t sleep without it.
What is one quote that you live by?
“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun” ~Katharine Hepburn
Describe a dramatic/serious experience that has altered your life
I was in a pretty bad car wreck but somehow only came out with a concussion
and totaled car. I am thankful every day and enjoy my days even more than I
What is one outrageous thing you desperately want to try before you die?
Skydiving!! Or bungee jumping!
What are the five things you value the most at this point in your life?
Family, education, health, happiness, and my morals
Do you have a childhood toy that you refuse to give up? If so, what is it
and why is it so special to you?
I used to collect toy horses because I absolutely loved them and I still
keep them in a bin in our basement. I used to play with them everyday and
dreamed of having a horse of my own one day.
Imagine that you have just been told you only have one week left to live.
How will you spend that last week?
I would spend it with the people I love.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what five things would you need to
survive and why?
A mirror to try to signal a plane, Lots of matches for fires, a fishing net
to catch fish even though I can’t stand to eat fish, it would be my only
choice, a raft to go out to fish, and a satellite phone to try to contact
If you had an extra $100 to spend, what would you buy?
Another pet!! I love animals so much!
What is your favorite Website and why?
During class I like to go to coolmath-games.com and play some of the random
games they have on there. Especially the snake one!
What would be the first thing you would do if you ruled the world?
Treat myself with a very nice meal, then help make the world a better, more
Who is your hero and why?
My mother of course!!!! She is one of the strongest people I know and seems
to be able to do everything at once and do it perfectly. She will always be
there to catch me when I fall.
What dreams do you have for the world of tomorrow?
I hope the world will only improve. I hope for it to be more equal and
sustainable for future generations.
Finish these sentences….
I am most grateful for… All the love and support I have from friends and
I am inspired by… Those who help their
community and people in need the most.
I am disappointed with… the lack of empathy in the world. 🙁
I am unique because of my… Humor in tough situations. I always find a way to laugh. Although,
sometimes, not at the best of moments.
I am talented when it comes to… The sports I participate in.
I am most alive when… I accomplish a goal or something I never thought I could
I will never forget… Watching the solar eclipse in Kentucky this summer!
I could not live without… My parents.