We had such a great time with our Senior, Alessandra, and captured so many beautiful spring portraits of her that we are ecstatic to share with you. Alessandra is a local student destined to do great things. She has been dancing since she was 6 years old, and is ready to pursue that passion into a career. As her senior project, she is presenting a very emotional piece about being a sibling of someone with autism. This idea is inspired by her own personal journey and is using her talents for the visual and performing arts to tell it. Passionate about her mission to reach others with similar stories to her, she wanted to reach more families than just those watching her on the stage, thus the Autism Awareness Dance Project was created. She has already touched many lives and has comforted siblings struggling with the same experiences as she did.

As a talented young artist who doesn't let anyone hold her back or bring her down, she is all ready to embark on this next part of her life. On scholarship, she will be attending Lindenwood University, where she will be a focused B.F.A. Dance Major with her concentration in Ballet. We're excited to see how she grows and to see her performances in her future concerts. She has already grown up so much since her Sweet Sixteen photoshoot with us.

Congratulations Alessandra!

St. Louis Portrait Photographer © Katie Strzelec, Fine Art Photography Want to see more from her shoot? Check out her Senior Portraits Here!