Senior photos are a big deal for most students, signaling the end of high school and providing an opportunity to showcase individuality. But for this 17-year-old with alopecia, her senior photos were more about spreading awareness about her illness and reclaiming her sense of beauty than they were about her years as a student at the school.
Madisyn Babcock is no stranger to the camera, having been the subject of prior photoshoots with local photographer Chelsea Taylor. However, when it came to taking her senior photos, Babcock was nervous to get in front of the lens. As her first shoot with her newly bare head, she wasn’t sure how the photos would turn out. Calling upon her artist mother, though, she came up with a way to make herself more comfortable.