Back in June, about a week before graduation, Saucy had a cupcake sale. After putting the deets on Facebook, she was happy to see former Cheerios waiting for her at the venue when she arrived with the goods. The girls - who were probably just there for some cupcakes and a little visit - pitched in and helped Saucy set up. Then, they proceeded to stay for almost the entire event, helping box cupcakes for eager customers. They visited and chatted away about upcoming grad plans and all sorts of things and Saucy realized how much she missed them.
So, it was decided before the last of the cupcakes were gone (Saucy sent some home with the girls to get them through their scary movie marathon that night) that a graduation photo shoot was in order. Saucy was beholden to the girls not only for coming out to visit, but to stay and help? Those are some good girls right there.
Saucy was looking forward to capturing these grad cuties in their prom dresses. She knew they'd be fun to work with and they'd try lots of fun things. Like standing in the middle of the street downtown and then sitting in an alley, in front of giant disposal units. It kind of works, though.
This is Hard-Sell and Porcelain. Hard-Sell got her nickname at her first cupcake sale. She was a little on the shy side and wasn't really a cupcake pusher. We teased her and called her "Hard-Sell" that night. By the cupcake sale this June, she really was a Hard-Sell, and Saucy was grateful for it. They really do grow up, you know? Porcelain... she also answered to "Lady" as she was the team's true and absolute lady, through and through. Unflappable. She was the Jacklyn Kennedy Onassis of cheerleading. As a matter of fact, Saucy should talk her into posing as the famous FLOTUS sometime, don't you think?
Here she is with K-Pain (say it kinda like 2 Chainz) - the class valedictorian. K-Pain tried out for The Cheerios but decided it wasn't for her, she does a lot of other sports. To say Saucy was disappointed is an understatement. She really, really wanted her on the team. It was Snookie who put the bug in Saucy's ear and said "she's awesome and she makes me happy when we are at dance class together" so this was a ringing endorsement. Snookie doesn't like most people, but she adores K-Pain.
A trip to Claire's after grad season was over netted Saucy some super-cute props for the shoot. They even matched the gowns perfectly.
Mortar boards on headbands, mini mortar boards, pink mortar boards. Super cute!
Do you see what I mean here? This girl was a born Cheerio if there ever was one and would have fit in with the crew perfectly.
Sadly, Legs never came out for cheerleading either. She was probably busy with all sorts of other awesome things in high school but if Saucy could go back in her Doritos-powered time machine, she would hunt this girl down and talk her into it. Active recruitment, that's the way to do it. Tall girls with a ton of confidence make excellent cheerleaders. They're the back spots that are the mini-captains of every stunt group. Legs probably had mad, untapped skills for that job.
There isn't much of a better subject for Saucy to photograph than young girls becoming confident young women. It's kind of her passion. She loved doing this shoot so much, tomorrow she will be announcing a special package for girls entering senior year - a chance to get senior photos taken in small groups and individually at a very reasonable price. Check in here if you know any new high school seniors in the Saskatoon area who might like to do something like this! Shoots will be held during the last week of August and the first week of September.
And for these beauties? They're off to China in a week or so to tour Asia. What an adventure awaits.