Pastel dress adorned with ruffled sleeves. Perfectly matching satin covered bag and heels. Pasted updo hairstyle that would only move for an F5 tornado. Those are the images that come to mind when I think of prom. BOY HAVE TIMES CHANGED SINCE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL! Modern day prom-goers have unique and fashion forward style, which means anything goes. There are so many options nowadays, from hair color to pant length to whether or not to wear a corsage. Teens have some tough decisions to make when it comes to dressing for this rite of passage. This season, I had the pleasure of capturing the excitement of prom for several of Kentucky’s finest young people. Their looks varied, but they were each stunning in their own right.
Sean is a junior at DuPont Manual High School. He enjoys playing basketball, running track, and participating in philanthropic activities in the Louisville community.
Kandra is a junior at Pleasure Ridge Park High School and enjoys singing and dancing.
She has an amazing voice and plans to study at Indiana University Southeast to become a surgical nurse.
Alexis is a junior at Central High School and has numerous interests. These include reading, going to church, shopping, swimming, listening to music, and singing.
She wants to attend University of Kentucky or University of Louisville to become a doctor.
Anaiya is a graduating senior at Louisville Male High School and will attend Western Kentucky University and University of Kentucky.
She plans to work in the medical field to become either a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner.
Jasmine is a graduating senior at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Kentucky. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing softball, and adores animals.
She plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall to become an equine veterinarian.
Although times have changed, one thing remains the same: prom is a time to reflect on past accomplishments and look to the future toward one’s hopes and dreams.
One thing is for sure.
The future for these young people is certainly bright!