High School Senior Photography
“Hello! My name is Mikayla Haack, daughter of Pete and Vonnie Haack of Algoma. I am going into my senior year at Algoma High School, and don’t even ask about my future because that has to be the scariest question ever! Nothing is set in stone, whatsoever. I am thinking about attending a four year college and maybe going into the financial field- that’s about as much as I know! High school has obviously had some ups and some downs. I will miss it a lot, but I look forward to post high school life.
Some of the things I have enjoyed about high school include sports, ski club, band, homecomings and proms. Volleyball, basketball, and softball will be such a huge part of my life, forever. Being a three sport athlete has been very rewarding for me. It teaches so much more than what shows up on the court or field. I have been extremely fortunate in the fact that my parents have allowed me to follow my dreams to become the best athlete I can be. They will always be my biggest critics, but are also my number one supporters. Obviously going into senior year, I know all of my “lasts” are coming, but I definitely would not say I am prepared for them. With the “lasts”, though, comes many exciting things: senior pictures, seniorities, college visits, graduation, ect. Senior pictures come first. They are a great start to the end of high school. For me, I have been looking forward to being a “model for the day” since probably seventh grade year.
Honestly, I was lucky enough to be a spokesmodel for an amazing Door County photographer, Cassie Gigstead. She was so awesome from start to finish! The very first time I went in to meet her, I knew she was the kind of person I wanted to work with. I had so much fun on both my spokesmodel shoot and my full individual session. She knew exactly how to make me not only look, but feel beautiful in every shot. When I got the news that I was going to need to be awake and ready to go by 3:45am, I was pretty shocked. That’s an early morning! It sure did pay off, though! Marley Gigstead, Cassie’s daughter, did my hair and makeup for me, and it looked great! I have lived across the street from the lake my entire life, but I have never woken up early enough to really watch the sun rise. It was phenomenal to see, and made a great backdrop for the photos. Moments like that I will remember for the rest of my life. Later, we brought it to my more natural habitat- the softball diamond. Cassie was able to get some very unique pictures and even spiced it up playing with my prom dress in a few shots! We then took it downtown and utilized the beauty of the old brick buildings and alleys of Algoma. Finally, we went down by the volleyball nets. She captured some really awesome diving shots in the sand! Overall, it was a wonderful session! I got a sneak peak this afternoon, but I am so anxious and excited to see the rest of the pictures! 10/10 would FOR SURE recommend getting your senior pictures done through CRG Photography!”
Thank you Mikayla for an amazing shoot! Your morning was fantastic and I’m sure will be a great memory for not only you but your Mom as well. You sure are a natural in front of the camera. You have so many images to choose from. Having all your locations in such close proximity made a huge difference. No driving a half hour to get to another location, which can lead to fewer images of course~ you truly made the most of your full session experience. Having your session right in your own hometown which has so much backdrop to offer well I’m sure it will be a great memory. I will remember it for always as well and am so happy to have you be a part of the 2018 Spokesmodel Team for CRG Photography!