It was a great pleasure to work with and serve Caleb Whitley for his senior photo shoot! The shoot itself took a different direction than what we had originally planned (we were planning to shoot on a stage). But changing it up to shoot in the beauty of the woods more accurately captures his quiet, spiritual strength that drives the kindness and genuineness of his personality.
I've known Caleb since he was a sophomore in high school and have been able to watch him grow in strength and grace as he sought direction and strength from God to overcome obstacles. Even when I knew him then, I could tell he fought against the superficiality that floods his generation. He didn't want to waste his time or emotion, but meaningfully live in ways that could help other people.
Caleb has always been a young man with a lot of heart. He understands that life is a process and a journey, and that it is a battle looking for peace in a world of chaos. Being an aspiring musician and worship leader, he pours that same soul and emotion into how he writes and plays his music, as well as in the relationships he chooses to build. He wanted me to capture that side of himself - the emotional, the purposefully creative, and the faith-driven - and I think that comes out.
I'm excited to see where he goes after graduation. Couldn't be more proud of him! I know his future has a lot in store!
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