Emily | SHS | Class of 2019

Whether sending faxes, checking out materials or shelving books high school senior Emily can be found helping patrons at her local public library.  Helping others comes naturally to this young woman with a heart of gold who I had the opportunity to meet and photograph.

Meet Emily:

Jen: What’s the story behind your name?

Emily: I was named Emily after my great, great aunt Emily, and my middle name is Suzanne for my Grandma Sue.

Jen: Where’s your favorite place to go in your town? Why?

Emily: The Newsstand. I just love the feeling I get when I go to the Newsstand.  It’s like you go back in time as soon as you step in there.  I loved going there as a kid to get a Vanilla Coke and picking out different types of candy ! It lets me feel like a little kid again. 

Jen:  What advice would you give your 14/15 year old self?

Emily:  My advice would be don’t worry so much about the future. You’ll have plenty of time to do that your senior year of high school.

Jen:  What’s your dream job?

Emily:  My dream job is a nurse practitioner.


Jen:  Who is one person you’d thank for being a positive influence in your life?

Emily:  My mom for sure. She does so much for my sisters and me. There is no one I am more proud of. She has been through so much yet is still so strong. She is the hardest working person I have ever met, and I will forever strive to be more like her.

Jen:  How would YOU like to change the world?

Emily:  It has always been a dream of mine to go on a mission trip to Haiti with my church. Once I am a nurse I’d love to travel to Haiti and help treat and support those who live there.

Jen:  What are your goals/dreams for after high school graduation?

Emily:  My goal is to attend Indiana State University for nursing. I would love to eventually get my master’s.

Thank you so much Emily for choosing me photograph your senior portraits and allowing me the opportunity to get to know more about you. I know with your big heart you’ll make this world a better place.  I’m looking forward to catching up with you this spring and taking more of your senior portraits!

Sincerely, Jen


I’m Jennifer Thompson, but you can call me Jen. (Chances are if you call me Jennifer, I’ll think I’m in trouble.) First and foremost, I’m a wife to Zach and a mother to five. A professional family photographer based out of Sullivan, IN, specializing in love and connection — families, couples, newborns, & senior portraits. If I’m not shooting or editing, you’ll find me rooting for my kids (I’m their #1 fan and their biggest supporter), volunteering in my community, or planning my next adventure.