“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” -Henry David Thoreau
Building castles in the air- that’s what 2015 Chapel Hill High school senior Anslee has been doing throughout her school career. Her dreams are BIG- including the dream of becoming a news anchor, perhaps for Channel 2 Action News at WSB-TV if we can convince her to return to Atlanta after college! Equally important to her dreams are the foundations she has built. Henry David Thoreau expressed the importance of having foundations under your “castles” in the air, and Anslee has worked very hard to make sure her goals are in reach! Her dreams may be in the “air,” but her head is not in the clouds. 🙂
Speaking of air, the phrase “on air with Anslee” sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Anslee also looked good on air at her senior shoot, where we got to photograph her at WSB-TV! Special thanks to the network’s action news reporter Mark Arum (also known from WSB Radio) for being so wonderful to work with and for jumping in a photo too! Anslee has gotten to know and greatly respect Mr. Arum and other special faces of WSB-TV, including the late Captain Herb Emory, who was known as Atlanta’s “eye in the sky” as a news traffic reporter and loved by all. There aren’t enough words to express how much he meant to Anslee and her family, and it was an honor to photograph her at the network where he will continue to be honored and remembered.
As you can imagine, the day of Anslee’s shoot was very special! Once shooting wrapped up at the network, we photographed Anslee at other special Atlanta locations, including the World of Coca-Cola and the Fox Theatre. At the final location of the day, Anslee got to shoot with her grandfather’s 1955 Chevrolet! What better place to shoot a 50s Chevy than at Atlanta’s legendary “The Varsity”? The view of the sunset there was beautiful, and the day came to a perfect end when we got to hear the famous phrase “What’ll Ya Have?” as we placed our order. 😉
As for Anslee, “What’ll Ya Have?” is an appropriate question. After making an impact in several leadership roles throughout high school, we believe Anslee can have whatever she wants, or, perhaps more accurately stated, accomplish whatever she hopes to achieve. From being a key leader in varsity cheerleading to bringing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (a reading program that sends free books to preschoolers to combat illiteracy) to Douglas County, Anslee already has a great start. Her castles are in the air, but the foundations are under them and will continue to be built upon as she furthers her education at the University of Tennessee. Anslee, don’t forget us when you’re hanging out with Dolly Parton in Tennessee and wearing orange for the Volunteers- after all, it’s the state of Georgia that has The Varsity’s Frosted ORANGE, and a great network that already gave you a taste of what it’s like to be “on air.”