Senior Spotlight: Hallie

Amanda Dinkel

Oh, senior portraits in Greece? No big deal!

It was the opportunity of a lifetime.

When Dawn told me about her trip to Europe with her daughter Hallie, I was only slightly jealous. Paris? Warsaw? Madrid? Sign me up! It wasn’t until she told me they were also stopping a few days in Santorini that my ears perked up like a dog hearing a wrapper crinkle.

“Why?” I asked.

“Well, Hal asked me to take her pictures in Greece.”

“I wanna take Hallie’s senior pictures in Greece!”

“Well…join us!”

I looked into my schedule. My budget. Flights. Oof. From Detroit it was $3k. Chicago? $2300. Dawn mentioned they got a great deal flying out of Toronto.

“I heard that! Let me check.”

Folks. It was $700. The flight from Athens to Santorini to fit my time? $200. I know I was on a tight budget. But come ON. How could I pass that up? So I flew to meet them. Had a fun adventure and, of course, incredible photographs. Barely any editing required.

Hallie + Santorini = perfect combination
Genuinely Hallie
This is my favorite of all. Taken in an alleyway outside Fira.
Simple backdrops create stunning images.
Twirling in the setting sun: Oia, Greece
Girl, you are going to set the world ablaze.
Friends by chance. Sisters by choice.
Sea breeze in your hair and salt beneath your feet.
Go into the world with intensity, kindness, and good humor, girl.

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