This Harvard-bound young lady has the determination, strong mind, and focus to forge her own path in life. Alyssa was such a joy to hang out with during her 2017 senior session in lovely Laguna Beach, California. Along with being intelligent and beautiful inside and out, she is quite the athlete as well, having started playing varsity softball as a freshman for her Riverside high school. Did I mention she also graduated with high honors and a 4.8 GPA? And to top it off Alyssa was so heart-set on getting into the university of her dreams, that she only applied to one school -Harvard.  I mean, who does that?! This girl did! 

Seeing her mom glow with such pride while I documented this special time in Alyssa's life was so heart warming. While we walked along the fresh ocean waters, dodging the incoming tide, she shared her beaming smile with others around her. At one point I asked her what was the one big thing she was most looking forward to, to which she responded, "Just starting a new adventure, new scenery and meeting new people." 

Her dedication and hard work are admirable qualities that her parents, younger sister, and extended family couldn't be prouder of. Alyssa, the world is full of endless possibilities for you. Congratulations and best of luck to you and this amazing new chapter in your life.