Instagram | @emily.lapointe
Photographer | Matthew Koller – Green Bay, WI
Instagram | @distphoto
Web | distinctionphoto.com
My name is Emily LaPointe and I am currently 17 years old. I am a senior at Bay Port High School. For many years all I wanted was to be a senior in high school. Be able to be in the front of the bleachers at football games, go to senior ball with all my friends, and to have one last homecoming dance with everyone at Bay Port.
Obviously, this year hasn’t been going as planned and hoped, but there are so many things I didn’t expect to happen either. Over quarantine, my little sister and I became extremely close. She and I did everything together and to be honest, it was the best. Not only did that happen but I chose to take it upon myself and take some time to be with myself. To really work on my confidence and self-esteem and I wouldn’t have been able to do so without my friends and family’s support.
My friends and family are a huge part of my life. The friendships I have currently are the ones that I wish I had when I was younger. We do a lot together and it is always a great time. My family and I over the years have become extremely close. When I started high school all I wanted to do was hang out with my friends. Now I constantly want to make sure to make time for my family and loved ones.
My family and I love to travel. We have gone to many places around the world and I have been very fortunate to see what the world has to offer. I will say my favorite place I have ever seen and been to was New York City. I love the beaches and all of that but New York was a totally different place.I was offered to dance in the Macy’s Day Parade a few years ago and it was one of the best opportunities. Not only was I able to dance in front of thousands of people but I saw a place that was magnificent and a place I hope to one day call home.
Distinction Photo has been an amazing opportunity that I have been able to be apart of. Yes, I love all the photoshoots and getting hair and makeup done but there is something more to it. Matthew and Sheri have shown me ways to be confident within myself. Before I hated taking photos of myself. I never had the best self-esteem or even confidence to do what some girls dreamt of doing.
Sheri and Matthew have always been wonderful people. They have shown me ways to love myself and accept me for who I am and I am extremely thankful for that. Overall this year has thrown many curve balls and has not been the way I planned but I am extremely grateful for everything that has been apart of my life for all these years.