Payton: Socastee High School Cheerleadering and Dance Shoot

Payton is absolutely AMAZING. She's a rising freshman at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, SC and is on their JV Cheerleading Squad. Not only is the girl super smart, and - quite obviously - gorgeous, she's such a humanitarian that truly tries to give back to her community. It seems that, in today's world, the trend in 14 years old is self-absorption. Payton is rebuking that trend. She's constantly volunteering, whether is is to feed the homeless, ring the bell for the Salvation Army, or to collect clothes and blankets for the less fortunate. She's recently wrapped up donation drives that collected items for the United Way and for the Ronald McDonald House.  

We headed to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club for the dance portion of the shoot. You can't get any more southern than Caledonia's oak lined drive - and it just fit Payton's Gatsby inspired dance outfit perfectly!

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This girl dances in nearly 100 degree heat and looked flawless doing it. 

We decided to do the cheerleading portion of the session at Payton's high school, so we headed up to Socastee High School's Brave Stadium.

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Since we shot on National Flag Day, it only seemed right that we incorporated the American Flag into at least one image!


Payton's competing for Young Miss Teen South Carolina in just a few weeks. I can't wait to see how she does!


Necessary Photography is a Myrtle Beach based photographer that specializes in fine art dance photography, senior portraits and family portraits.