Last but NOT least, Chase - Class of 2015

I’m not sure how to start this blog because Chase is my son and of course I could go all “mommyish”, but for his sake I’ll try to remain a photographer.  Photographing one’s kids is difficult, in my opinion, because they don’t want to be photographed at all and can think of a million excuses that all end with “not today”.  However, Chase did have some ideas and I enjoyed creating with him when he allowed me to and we found a couple of nice days despite all the rain that we have had this spring to complete his senior portraits.

Chase has always been able to “light up a room” and during his high school years he participated in many activities and showed leadership for multiple clubs and organizations.  During his three years in high school band, Chase played percussion and tuba and went to state with the Cypress Lakes Drumline.  As the main character that acted out the mad scientist role, Chase performed impeccably and the drumline marched and played in sync – combined they placed first in state.  Chase was also the band president his junior year.  For three years, Chase participated in Step Team and all three years the team took first place at the district competition!  As a cheerleader for two years, Chase was on the team when the first males were allowed to cheer at the high school.  In addition, Chase made All American Cheerleader his senior year and was able to cheer in the London, New Year’s Eve parade.   Also, Chase participated in NHS, NEHS (English Honor Society), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), SNHS (Science Honor Society),  and Key Club.  He volunteered at many events and his senior year was accepted into the Junior Rodeo Committee, so he will continue this family tradition of volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

By encouraging others to do their best, Chase is a team player and is always finding the positive in difficult situations.  He has proven himself to be a mature, young adult in high school and we hope he continues to be a positive impact on others in college and throughout life.

Chase had a difficult decision to make for his choice of college, but after a lot of thought, he has chosen to attend the University of Oklahoma, in Norman, Oklahoma and will be pursuing a major in Petroleum Engineering.  Officially, we are now a “family divided” and the Red River Rivalry will become another tradition we will embrace.

Beautiful and Diverse, Here’s Miss Courtney!

 

Courtney graduates this spring from Cypress Falls High School.  Her preferred subject is Aquatic Science, and she loves reading.  Some of her favorite books are Hunger Games, Twilight and the Divergent series,  but she is always open to a good recommendation.   Courtney has played volleyball for over 8 years both for her high school and for Houston Skyline Juniors club, and is a member of Cypress Belles which is affiliated with the National Charity League. 

Her favorite colors are cooler colors, especially shades of blue, purple, and green.  Her favorite music genre is country music, and when we asked which famous personality she admires most, she answered Carrie Underwood, because she is pretty but stays respectful to others.  Courtney is a bit of a country girl herself and has a horse of her own named Ziggy.  She likes Western riding for pleasure. 
 

After graduation, Courtney will attend Stephen F. Austin University, Her major is still undecided (so many choices!)  but she would like to buy and sell horses in the future.  If she could have her dream job, it would involve travelling the world.  Courtney, we at Nounou Photography hope that in all your future travels, both near and far, you will be happy and successful in your efforts.    

Introducing Taylor

As we’re finishing our Class of 2015 seniors, Taylor reached out to us for her senior portraits.  Taylor’s mom remembered us from photographing her when she was in 8th grade and participated in Cotillion and we were the event photographer – great memory mom!

Taylor currently attends Langham Creek High School and also saw our program ad for the Mr. Lobo contest and put it all together when she loved our senior portraits. 

Thanks Taylor for remembering Nounou Photography and allowing us to capture your senior portraits.  We wish you all the best as you pursue your Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M.

Paden, French horn musician and Quidditch Player

A senior graduating from Cypress Lakes High School, Paden enjoys band and has participated all four years in the Cypress Lakes Spartan Band as a French Horn player.   Although he is in band, he doesn’t really listen to music much, and instead he spends his time reading.  He likes The Harry Potter series but currently his all-time favorite book is Artemis Fowl.   Additionally, Paden enjoys playing video games, such as, World of Warcraft and League of Legends.

Paden takes school seriously and is also a member of NHS at Cypress Lakes High School.  He plans to major in engineering and has decided to attend A&M in College Station.

We wish Paden all the best and can’t wait to see where the future leads him.

Best Friends, Lindsey and Abby

Lindsey and Abby are “just alike”… well almost!  They met in elementary school and have been best friends ever since.  The girls had a studio “Double the Fun” session and really enjoyed creating together.  Although Lindsey is more outgoing than Abby, she was much more comfortable with the shared session and they made each other laugh. 

Both Lindsey and Abby attend St John and graduate in a week with the class of 2015.  They both played volleyball and love to read.  When they have time for leisure reading, you might find Lindsey reading a John Green mystery and Abby reading a Divergent book again.  Lindsey loves English and she imagines herself in the future analyzing a crime scene with a degree in Forensic Psychology.  Abby loves science and math and is planning to combine these skills with her love for animals and pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.

 

They love many of the same things, but they have chosen to attend different universities.  Lindsey plans to attend Texas State, while Abby plans to attend Texas A&M.   We are sure that the girls will continue to visit each other at college and introduce the other to their new friends.  Best of luck, Lindsey and Abby!

Austin, Summer Creek High School

We met Austin in the 2nd grade when he and my son, Chase, were both placed in the same class at Lowery Elementary.  The two of them quickly became friends, and although Austin moved an hour away a few years ago, these two have remained good friends – of course their mutual love for Xbox also helps!

Austin participated in FFA for three years, each year raising a goat.  Not only did he enjoy raising and training his goat, he was also always willing to help others with their large animals and just enjoyed hanging out with other FFA members at the barn.  During Austin’s last two years of high school, he discovered he has quite a talent for Trap and Sporting Clays.  His accuracy is quite high and he was a finalist in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo competition this spring.

Austin plans to attend Blinn College and then transfer to his dream school, Texas A&M in College Station.  Best of luck Austin, we hope to see you around for many years to come!

Paige, St. Agnes Academy Class of 2015

Paige graduates this spring from St. Agnes Academy.  Paige’s preferred subject is Government and Civics.   Some of the many activities she has enjoyed include:  singing with the Choir, serving on the Student Council Executive Board, ADA Sweetheart Association, Dominican Preaching Team, and as a Eucharist Minister.  She was recently involved with a Service Project for young girls entitled, “Be the Change”. The goal of the project was empowering females with traditional values. 

When Paige has a little free time, you might find her listening to some Taylor Swift or classical music, or curled up with a great book like Divergent or If I Stay. 

When asked who she most admired, she said her parents, and especially her father.  She shares her father’s love for history and politics and they both have the same sense of humor.

Paige will attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in Political Science.  She wants to be a lawyer and work for the FBI or CIA.  We at Nounou Photography wish Paige the very best in her efforts to achieve her goals.