Laura | Senior Session

As I was chatting on the phone with Laura about her session during her styling consultation, she mentioned that she wanted to have her session at the stables where she rides horses (!!!), and y’all, I was so excited!! I’ve always dreamed of photographing a horse as part of a session, and with Laura, that dream finally came true! And it was so much fun! 

I met Laura a couple of weeks ago at Mount Regis Stables for her senior session, and even though I had driven by the stables hundreds of times (my parents live right down the road), I’d never visited them!  Although, I have to say, I’ve always noticed and admired the long, winding drive that leads up to the stables and the house! I have a weakness for long, tree lined drives! ;) 

We rode on a golf cart around the property, and Laura showed me some of her favorite spots— there were beautiful mountain views, wide open fields, a long driveway, and beautiful fences, and I knew right then that this session was going to be something special! 

We started the session with Faith, the beautiful horse that Laura rides at the stables, and then we finished her session with some traditional senior portraits.

As we chatted throughout her session we realized that she knew my brother-in-law…and that we both knew a teacher at her school…and that she knows the kids I used to nanny! Ha! Part of me wondered how WE hadn’t already met! ;)  It’s always so much fun to make connections with my clients, and the more people I meet through this business, the more I realize that it truly is a small world! 

During her session Laura also told me that she has been looking forward to her senior session since her sister had her senior pictures taken a few years ago! She had done her research— we talk about lighting, posing, photography style— and she knew about it all!! And after all of that, I felt so incredibly honored that she trusted me to capture this special milestone for her!! Thank you so much, Laura!

Laura has such a beautiful, genuine smile, and in spending just a few hours with her I could tell that she has the sweetest heart.  

Laura, I wish you all of the best as you enter into this next chapter of your life, sweet girl!! 

I’m so excited to share these images with y’al! :) 

Seriously...just too cute! 

This one is a favorite!! 

These two walking was perfect! 

Laura, you're STUNNING!!

I just love her smile!

Senior Portrait Session | Ashley Powell Photography | Roanoke, VA Photographer

Another favorite!

Ah! Such an adorable smile! Love it!

Absolutely, gorgeous, Laura!!


I love this one...and that drive! 

Again...simply stunning!!