Grace | Katie and Moxie - Junior Recital Photos

Katie and Moxie are two more of the music majors with an upcoming junior recital. They're both sopranos and have absolutely gorgeous voices and even more beautiful personalities.

Katie's my roommate, so I hear her sing all the time. In the shower, while doing chores, while doing homework, in her sleep (once), when she's driving...she'll even sing her through schedule sometimes. There's also very little that she won't sing - opera, pop, indie, country, showtunes, oldies; you name it, she probably sings it, and when she does she definitely makes it sound 100 times better. 

She has the voice of an absolute diva and has the attitude of anything but. I've met very, very few people who put others before themselves the way this girl does. She's the type of person who will do everything within her power to help you, completely wear herself out in the process, and then apologize for not being able to do more. She's determined, thoughtful, and stubborn in the best way. (That's my way of saying that the only thing we've fought over so far in the past semester and a half of living together is over who gets to do the chores. As in, "Well, you took out the trash last time, so it's my turn!!! Don't even think about doing that! It's my turn! Don't you dare!") 

"I feel very uncomfortable!!!"

Moxie's one of those people who has tried everything and is annoyingly good at everything. She plays 4(?) instruments, sings like an angel, always looks fabulous, and is very smart. It'd be quite frustrating if she weren't such a lovely human being; she's totally down to earth and is an absolute joy to be with. She also has a passion for good church music, so we'll occasionally geek out together over awesome old hymnals or complain about bad modern hymns.  

She has a very entertaining goofy side as well. She came up with the best prank the music department has ever seen (at least, we think it was). About half the time we were working on these pictures and I wasn't actually taking photos, she was making silly faces and standing in ridiculous poses.

And then ten seconds later, she turns around and gives the camera this face. 

Basically, she's a princess and a gem of a human and everyone loves her.

Our attempt at replicating a Vermeer. It worked pretty well, except you couldn't see her earrings in this one. Whoops!

And here's some that probably won't go on the recital invitations...but I love them anyway. 

Such a good photo idea...until I realized that both of them are still taller than the banister when sitting down. Free the sopranos!

The sopranos are judging you.

For this one, you have to imagine both of them asking me, "What do I do with my face?!" while I try to balance on a 6-inch windowsill 3 feet off the ground while trying to not fall and/or drop my camera. It was a hilarious mess.