Alyssa Schichner

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.

My Story:

My world revolves around family, soccer, my dogs, and friends. I’m my truest self when competing on a soccer field. There is nothing better than leaving my blood and sweat on the field for myself, teammates and coaches. I achieved the highest level of athletic success as an Andrean HS sophmore, leading my team offensively to an Indiana State Championship. Finding life balance as a premier athlete and a normal teenager has been integral to my success on and off the field. I am committed to St. Ambrose University Women’s Soccer for the

next four years. It was important to play where I can enjoy college life while continuing as a competitive athlete. I’ll be starting over, with a new team, new friends in a different state and I am looking forward to my next challenges.

Instagram: @alyssaschichner

Mackinzie Buuck

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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Comparison is an act of violence against the self

My Story:

Determination and discipline is something that I live by day to day. I love challenging myself to become a better person each and everyday and push myself to better not only myself but others at the same time. I have found that I am a very disciplined individual and am constantly pushing myself to overcome obstacles. One quote that I try and live by is “focus on the good” this is something that on particular days I struggle with but I believe that even on your darkest days you can always pick out something good and focus on that. I am very passionate about fitness and have only recently discovered my love for it. The idea of constantly pushing yourself to become a better version of yourself is something I’ve always tried to do, and I’ve found that through fitness I can do this everyday. I hope that I can continue to better myself and others every chance I get. My drive and motivation to push myself to be the best version of myself is what has shaped me into the person that I am today and for that I am grateful, this is what makes me, me.


Instagram: @Mackinzie_buuck


Reagan Beckham

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

My favorite P+C memory was the Undiscovered/Seniors Ignite Lucky 13 trip to Austin Texas. It was such an amazing experience that I am so grateful to have been a part of.

Instagram: @rea.gan

Nicolette Vahala

ELKHART, INDIANA

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My Story:

Wake up with a smile on your face, conquer the day & revive for the next. It’s the little things that inspire my energy. Everyone has a position in this world and mine is definitely helping others. The passion I have for being optimistic and adventurous is what makes me tick. Along with that, I believe happiness is contagious, so don’t sweat the little things and smile.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

My favorite part about working with this company is the relationship that continues to grow. I love working with my photographer and all the other ambassadors because everyone continues to be themselves.

Instagram: @_nicolettevahala_

Lexi Neirynck

ST. JOHN, INDIANA

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Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.

My Story:

I have a story I am writing, a legacy I will leave on this earth one day. With all the craziness in the world today, I believe one of the most important things in my life is to find the best in everything and always keep a smile on my face and those around me. I have been lucky enough to grow up around love and happiness from my friends and family. My mom always put others before herself and has inspired me to follow in her footsteps. Not only am I passionate about putting others before me, I also find it rewarding being there for my family and friends. I have found a big piece of me is dedicated to finding my happiness by helping others and making others happy. I believe I was put here to not only bring out the best in me, but to bring out the best in others. Life is precious… we all have a purpose… moments we make become memories, and I plan to make every possible memory be the best it can be. Although there is still a lot unwritten in My Story, I take pride in the smiles I have created and the people I have helped in these early chapters and have faith My Story will continue to help create love, happiness, and smiles in this world.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

Since I was in junior high and watched my brother’s friend’s ambassador for Pat & Cassie, I had a desire to experience what it would be like to be an ambassador. Fast forward several years later and here I am. What an experience… If I had to pick my favorite part of working with Pat & Cassie it would be that they brought out a confidence and uniqueness in me that I, at times, have questioned through the trials of my high school years. The natural beauty that they create, both inside and out, is nothing I have experienced before.

Instagram: @lexineirynck

Zoë Olivares

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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Live life like it’s golden -Jill Scott

My Story:

I’m a very outgoing person and I’m usually always with friends or playing sports, so most people just assume that I’m not that smart. In reality I have a 4.1 and I really value my school work. I love being a contradiction to everyone I meet. Other things I love to do is travel, so far I’ve been to Costa Rica, Spain, Hawaii, México, and my dream is to visit Australia and go on a safari. I also love to paint, thrift, and sew my own clothes. I like creating new concepts with old things.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

I love how nice and friendly the environment is. I’m never being judged for being who I am.

Instagram: @zoee_woee

Kayla Harmon

HOBART, INDIANA

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My Story:

INDEPENDENT | DRIVEN | CARING | CREATIVE

Each and every morning, I wake up with goals and I chase after them. I never settle less than what I know I deserve out of life and I make sure I push myself the extra mile in everything I do. From school, to relationships with others and with my job. I am compassionate towards everyone and I do my absolute best to make sure everyone feels important. I strongly believe that everyone in this world deserves love and kindess. I was once the girl who was pushed aside and was made less of a person, and I will never let anyone feel that way. Ever. I never judge a person on who they are because everyone on this planet, makes it special. Throught my obstacles, I have become so strong and independent and forceful. I learn from my mistakes and I grow from them, never lose. If I want something, I make sure I work as hard as I possibly can to get it. I aspire to help those who need it most and make it a priority that mankind is taken care of. Helping others and making sure they’re well-being is the absolute best has always and forever will be something I love to do. I want to be the one that inspires, motivates and open’s people’s minds to be the best person that I know they can be.

Instagram: @k.aylaharmon

Kaelyn Comer

ELKHART, INDIANA

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Make art, Not war

My Story:

If I had to describe myself with three words it would be dedicated, patient and loving. I could use these three words to describe two of the most important things to me. The first would be dancing. I have been dancing for 10 years this June. Dance is something I became super passionate about and has changed my life. These three words can be used to describe dancing to me because I am dedicated to what I do. I am dedicated to my team and my coach. I am dedicated to possibly progressing my dancing career to a professional level. I am patient with dance because it is genuinely not easy. It is extremely, extremely difficult. I must be patient with myself while learning new skills or practicing a new style. I am loving because I love what I do and what it does for me. I am loving because of all the amazing experiences I’ve had because of my drive for this sport. The second thing i could those three words to describe would be my job. I currently do kennel care for dogs out in Bristol. I love everything about the job. I had worked two retail jobs previous to this and now I don’t think I could ever work in customer service like environment. At my job at the dog kennel, I take care of any dogs that are there for boarding or dogs that are their for behavioral training. Getting this job was one of the best things that has happened to me. This job showed me how much room dogs can take up in your heart. Dedicated can be used to describe my job because I am dedicated to taking care of something. I am dedicated knowing I am doing some good for people while being around my favorite creatures. I am dedicated on giving dogs the best care. I am patient because with dogs not speaking English, they’re not the easiest to handle. Handling dogs can be extremely extremely frustrating due to them trying to do whatever they want. I am patient because while training dogs, all you can be is patient if you want to get anywhere with the dogs. Screaming and yelling does nothing. Being patient with them does something. I am loving because I want dedicate my entire life to helping dogs all around me. I want to run my own foster care survice and train the foster dogs so they will be best fit for their “furever” homes. These are two things that have shaped me and is now shaping my career. Dancing and saving animals is a passion. And I wouldn’t be whole without either things.

Instagram: @kaelyncomer

Jennifer Larkin

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN

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My Story:

I love to laugh, I think nobody should ever go a day without laughter. I aspire to make sure everyone I interact with has a good laugh sometime during their day. I love to create, weather it be drawings painting or photographs I love to do things with my hands. I may not be the best artist, but who says I have to be good at it to do it? Nobody made a rule saying that everything you do you must be good at. Do what makes YOU happy at the end of the day, and if something turns out so horribly, that’s just another opportunity to laugh. I am an athlete, I am a very competitive at most things thag i do, but I know it’s okay to lose. I want to help people, I’ve dealt with a lot of injuries in my athletic past and I know how frustrating the healing process can be. I am going to school to be a physical therapist so I can help people that are just like me.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

My favorite part about working with Pat + Cassie was having my own opinion and being able to express myself through the photos that were taken. I got to be completely myself and was never judged for it and I think that’s a great concept and I love it!

Instagram: @jenniferlarkin_

Devon McSurley

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25

My Story:

Smile and the world will smile right back at you- Overall I think my one goal has always been to be kind to others and show there is someone there who will stand with them. I find myself very outgoing and like to hear people’s stories. I believe that there are no accidents or coincidences, and as cliche as it may sound; everything happens for a reason. With this I trust everyone I have met has been put into my life for a purpose and I have something to learn from everything life throws at me.

Instagram: @devonmcsurley

Madison Koziatek

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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My Story:

HONEST | COMPASSIONATE | FLEXIBLE | DETERMINED | EAGER | LOYAL

I try my best every day to be as authentic and genuine a person could get. Every day I am determined to make myself a better me, even focusing on others rather then myself doing so. I enjoy being honest to others because I love it when people are joyful, which makes me feel the same way. I also love spoiling my friends and family with all the positivity and support I hold. Sometimes, though, I find myself in very tight situations I wouldn’t be able to handle if I didn’t have the mindset I do. I like to consider myself very open-minded and flexible toward different ideas and activities, because that makes me feel more accomplished. I once heard the quote “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible to your approach.” And that has stuck with me while making important choices. I believe personally I, and many other people, could do anything they put their mind to. If I want to do something impulsive, though, I try list my options and go through what would be the best choice: either go through with being impulsive, or, the better decision, think it through a little more to see what the possible outcomes will be. I try to have that mindset throughout my life. I am very very eager, as well. Although I am fairly patient, I am always finding myself learning new things and wanting to do different activities. I love challenging myself to do different things. Through all of this, I think I am the most loyal. I never lie to my family or friends, nor backstab them. I find it hard to believe some people could even go through with that. All of those things create me- a loving and loyal daughter, sister, and friend.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

I loved everything about working with Pat & Cassie. Being able to meet a whole bunch of girls from different schools was AMAZING.

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Merqurie Sage

HOBART, INDIANA

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Everything happens for a reason (clichè, I know). But it is so true. It’s like the butterfly effect; that event caused something else in your life to happen. It’s where you are supposed to be.

My Story:

I radiate happiness. I absolutely love seeing other people smile. Like, it is my biggest goal to make sure the others around me are happy. I strive everyday to learn something new and share it with others so maybe, just maybe, it could make a difference in their life like it did mine. There’s so much hurt and judgement in this world, there’s no time to waste on being angry, or upset with yourself or others. I love adventure. Even if it means walking around my neighborhood at 3 am with a group of friends or driving to Colorado and going hiking, it’s who you surround yourself with that makes it count. I am definitely a go-getter so once I have my mind set on something, no one can hold me back. I believe that’s how everyone should be. It’s hard not to care about what others think, but once it’s done, you’re unstoppable and the options you have in this world are unlimited. That’s who I am.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

How confident they make me feel. Seeing my pictures just stimulates an automatic smile and thought like “Wow, that’s really me.”

Instagram: @merqurie

Gracie Thompson

HEBRON, INDIANA

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How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too.

My Story:

Optimistic | Adventerous | Spunky | Bold

Having fun and being happy means the most to me. this is something I live by. no matter what that looks like or means to anyone else, i believe you should always be yourself. going against what society expects and being unapologetically me is something i strive to do everyday. being kind and being a genuine person matters most in this world. the little things are what keep us going. be a good friend, be a good daughter, love those around you. travel while you can, make new friends, love new experiences. I love the idea of surrounding yourself with people that inspire you, even if they don’t realize they do. keep your life positive and happy!! have fun whenever you can, this life is too short not to!


Instagram: @gracciieethompson


Abby Novotny

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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One day, in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
-Sigmund Freud

My Story:

Ever since I was little I’ve been creating. I was always encouraged to draw or paint. I consider myself artistic and creative. What makes me unique is that I try to apply that creativity in every single aspect of my life. I love to learn about new things and enjoy school. I think I enjoy it so much because I try so hard to find the art in everything. I’m definitely a perfectionist and I feel like that shows in both my everyday work and my art. Creating joy and finding art in everything I do allows me to perform better and make the hard work a little less difficulty. I’m passionate about finding solutions to problems people don’t normally think about. I love psychology and plan to go into that field. I feel like I was made to help people and cannot wait to creatively find ways to better our society, not only through psychology but also art.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

Pat and Cassie are the most genuine people ever! They made my senior photos such an amazing, special memory and have provided me with so many great opportunities.

instagram: @abbynovotny

Kelsey Smock

LOWELL, INDIANA

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Happiness is the key to life

My Story:

I often find myself, reminding myself to live life the fullest and to focus on the positives. Life gives you many paths to take and which ever path you choose to take can determine a lot in life. My mom also told me almost all of my high school career "If you play your cards right you can have fun without a worry". These quotes or sayings really stuck with me recently and changed my life in the most positive way. I love to see the best in everything and everyone, I also believe everything happens for a reason and everything that life throws at you only makes you stronger. Everybody is unique in their own way and so am I. Throughout my childhood till now, I have heavily relied on my family for support in whatever decisions I make. I always try to do good things to other people and do my best in my own life endeavors in order to achieve the best of results. I love to surround myself with friends that bring out the best in me, bringing out my goofy self and making the best of times with the best people. I Hope to spread positivity throughout my life

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

My favorite thing about Working with Pat+Cassie was that it brought myself to great opportunities to pursue the enjoyment of capturing the best quality photos of myself. Working with them is always a pleasure and very enjoyable every time!

Instagram: @kelseysmock

Alana Nicholas

MIDDLEBURY, INDIANA

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Let all you do be done in love

My Story:

ADVENTURER | LOYAL FRIEND | COFFEE JUNKIE | COMPASSIONATE

Of course my bio had to include coffee because who doesn’t love a good Carmel iced coffee? In life I feel like you need to risk it to get the biscuit, as cheesy as that sounds, but it’s true. Taking lives little opportunities & taking them for the best that they can be. Whether it is a success, failure or a blessing in disguise, some of the best memories in life come from the chances we take. I am a sole believer that the best memories in life come experienced with others. Moving to a new school my junior year was not an easy task but through showing compassion & genuine love to others, I have molded into finding the perfect friend group, a new sport that I love, and a whole new life than I would have expected as a freshman.

I believe that I am called to do something great in this world, even if I might not know what it is yet. The world is such an abundant place with so many bursting occasions to grow as a person, meet new people & experience life. I am so excited for this next chapter after high school because it really is all just getting started.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

PAT+CASSIE makes you feel beautiful. They find the little unique traits that make you YOU & fully express those through photography. PAT+CASSIE are full of energy and always make their models feel like a star, from hair and makeup to sitting in the studio looking over proofs. Working with them is an amazing experience that I was glad I got the opportunity to be apart of.

Instagram: @alananicholas_

Natalie Nelson

GRANGER, INDIANA

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Be kind to one another” - Ellen Degeneres

My Story:

Positive | Sentimental | Trustworthy

I wanna make this world a happier place. I am most passionate about making a better life for myself and the people around me. Today we are caught up in so many different things that we forget what is important to us. My priority to be satisfied with whatever I decide to do and that should be everyone else's as well. I wonder why people don't take control of their lives more often because you might be wasting your time on something for the wrong reasons.

I find myself to be someone who looks at the bright side of things and I try my very best to find the good in everything. You can truly learn something from anyone and anything that life throws at you and I believe in using our experiences to better ourselves. This world needs more good in it and I hope as an individual I can help make that happen.

People who give up make me tick. I know that everyone struggles at different things, but I do not believe in starting something just to stop when things get harder. The things that make life harder, are just making you a stronger person. I personally take my difficulties to help me grow and build my future. My point is, no matter what, do not give up because you were meant to go through it and it is always a learning experience so take advantage of that.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

Working with Pat + Cassie has given me so much opportunity. With everything I have done with the company, I have met so many great people. My favorite part about working with them is the chance I have to know all these new girls and work with them on new stuff. I never want to miss events or projects and I am always willing to try something new and I love that I get to be apart of that.

Instagram: @natalie_nelsonn

Ashley Lakomek

CROWN POINT, INDIANA

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If you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine

My Story:

I am the type of person who strives to put a smile on peoples’ faces, no matter the day they had. My goal in life is to spread happiness. I want to be remembered as the girl that was always happy. One thing I aspire is being such a beautiful soul that people crave my vibes. My favorite thing to do is laugh, so making people around me laugh makes my heart happy. One thing I have learned in life is to always be kind to others, despite what they have done to me. I want to spread love & happiness to the world and help others accomplish their goals. I am a very determined person, so when I have a goal, nothing stops me from achieving it.

I believe every person has a purpose in life. My drive comes from the support I have received from my friends and family. They mean everything to me and they play a huge role in who I am today. These people, especially my Mom, Dad and Brother, Eric have lead me to find my purpose in life. There is nothing more that I love to do than unapologetically be myself.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

My favorite part about working with PAT + CASSIE was meeting new people and doing what I love while being myself.

Instagram: @ashleylakomek

Cheyenne O'Keefe

GRANGER, INDIANA

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If you think as rain as confetti from the sky, it makes rain seem happy. If you think of rain as the sky crying, rain seems sad. Everything is how you look at it and your state of mind.

My Story:

I live a world of imagination. My story started with a broken home. It breaks more and more as I grew older. My story is messy, twisty and scary. It has driven me to who I am. I want to create. My dream is to create people’s dream home. I want to sculpt homes, places where it all you can imagine and more. Not just some house to live in. I want to make extraordinary dream homes where everything is perfect for a family. I love to create and push myself past my limits. I want to create homes by pushing architecture to its limits. I love making people happy and seeing people smile. I want to explore and learn new things while doing what I love and making people happy.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

I work with Amy J. from PAT+CASSIE. The best thing about working with Amy is her compassion for everyone she works with. She is so passionate about her work.

Instagram: @cheyenneokeefee

Cassidy Stose

ELKHART, INDIANA

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If you ever feel like giving up... just remember there’s a little girl watching who wants to be just life you... don’t disappoint her.

My Story:

There are many things that have shaped me to be the person I am today. One of those things consist of a hobby that I am very passionate about. Competitive Cheerleading is something that has been part of my life since I was a very little girl. It has taught me many things in life and shaped me into the person I am now. I have had my most memorable times during cheerleading and have gained many lifelong friends. I have always considered myself very competitive and have wanted to be the best in all I do. This sport has brought out the competitiveness in me and has taught me how to be determined, dedicated, and very self motivated. The past 10 years of my life have definitely changed me as an individual and has made me a happier person. Cheering and winning with my best friends is one of the things that I value in life and I believe I would be a completely different person without it.


Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

My favorite part about working with Pat and Cassie was how they always encouraged everyone to be unique and be themselves.


Instagram: @cassidystose