Amazing Trip to the Tulsa State Fair
Bright lights, bright faces, bright dreams. I had the best time at the Tulsa State Fair with some of the girls from the ASPIRE Senior Model team! Maddie, Gracie, Breana, Cassaundra, and Amari lit up the fair like the dazzling lights. It was so much fun to have some time for the girls to get to know each other!
One of the best parts of the fair is the rush of sensations. There’s the bustle, the whirlwind of rides, and, of course, the food. Between takes, we chowed down on some of our favorites--lemonade and corndogs. In the midst, we realized just how much food has the power to bo
th bring back memories and create new ones. For Cassaundra, who had never had one before, it was a new adventure--something shared with friends.
That’s how it feels each time I get behind the camera. It’s always nostalgic. I’ve loved being behind the lens since I was a kid taking pictures of my family and with my family. At the same time, it’s always something new. I love discovering the people on the other side of the frame. While my camera is familiar, each shot is a new memory that I can cherish.
Maybe that’s why I take so many photos of my ASPIRE Senior Models. As much as I’d love to keep them around, I know that each team has to graduate eventually. In the meantime, I’ll keep capturing as many memories as I can. One day, as they look back on their photos, I hope that they remind them of corndogs, laughter, and old friends.