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October 18, 2016
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I’ve known Miranda since she was about seven years old and I could hardly believe it when her Dad, Dave, called me for her senior photos.  Dave and I have served on the board of Flagstaff Biking Organization together for a long time.  It’s a bicycle advocacy group here in Flagstaff with a mission to get more people and kids on bikes for health and the environment.   Specifically, he and I have a passion for Bike to Work Week and our elementary school children program of Bicycle Rodeos, which teaches safe riding for kids.  Dave also recently retired from the Flagstaff Police Department and has participated in the Police Unity Tour for many years.  I’ve always been thankful for his service and dedication to the public.

When I first met Miranda, she was just getting into mountain biking.  I remember her first ‘race’ in downtown Flagstaff where she and her sister rode one mile and at the end, collected a medal with hundreds of other kids.  Her big grin and laugh were contagious.   While her Dad lived in Flagstaff, Miranda, and her sister live in Camp Verde, so a couple of years would go by before I would see them again.  This was the case when Dave called for her senior session.  When Miranda showed up for her photo shoot, I almost didn’t recognize her.  She is no longer the little girl of my memory, but a beautiful and smart young lady.  However, that gorgeous smile is still the same.  Miranda will be graduating from Camp Verde High School this coming May and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for her.  Congrats Miranda!  xoxo ~ Melissa

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We chose Red Rock Crossing State Park for her senior session.  I love discovering old locations and being inspired by the changes in the landscape and foliage.   I’m usually at this park as a Sedona Wedding Photographer, and it’s always wonderful to be able to photograph seniors and families at my favorite locations.   I’m loving being a Camp Verde Senior Photographer this year and getting to know many of the students there!