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Ally Gustke | Senior | An At-Home Countryside Senior Session in Merrill, WI.

July 15, 2015

Who knew it would be SO hard to write a blog post about someone you are so close with?! I mean, the senior on the blog today, she is my COUSIN!! Her parents are my godparents + we have grown up spending summer weekends together at the cottage(s) + almost every Christmas for as long as I can remember.

I think it’s so hard to write because, truly, it’s hard to put this young woman into words. To begin, her (+ my sister) will forever be tied for THE CUTEST little girl award as they were growing up. You should see pictures of the both of them from when they were toddlers!! Anyway, it’s no surprise to me that Ally has grown up to become one of the most naturally beautiful young women I have ever met. When she smiles, her eyes + face exude grace + kindness. To match, Ally is one of the most compassionate, mature, humble (especially for how gifted she is–this girl not only has brains, but is an INCREDIBLE dancer–just ask her about the awards she’s won + opportunities she’s had because of dance sometime!), AND she can make a mean brownie. I mean, dangerously good.

Caleb, Vivian + I spent the evening visiting Ally + my family out at their home in central Wisconsin (which is actually where we got married last August)!! It was wonderful. We wandered their extensive + gorgeous property while taking pictures of an equally gorgeous girl : ) Golf carts, happy puppies, mosquitoes, + LOTS of laughter included : ) I am SO excited to share these images with you today–for obvious reasons : ) ENJOY them!! To Ally–I love you, lady! I don’t care if it’s cheesy, I’m SO extremely proud of the woman you have become + are daily growing to be. Beyond excited to see where life + God take you <3 XOXOXOXOXOOX forever + ever!!

This is their backyard!!!! SO beautiful!!

A favorite : )

These shots were taken at Ally’s grandparents (on the other side)’s old + super iconic barn : ) Can we just talk about that sunset for minute, though!?!!

Couldn’t have imagined a better ending : )

Love you, Ally!!!!!!


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