I’ve known Sophie’s mom for decades. We pledged the same sorority while we were in college. Fun times! It was so fantastic to hear from her when she reached out inquiring about senior pictures because her only daughter was about to embark on this milestone. I haven’t heard from Nikki since we all graduated years ago so to be able to spend a little time during the consultation to catch up was so great!


Sophie has been involved in many clubs and activities at Divine Savior Holy Angels including Student Council, track, plays the flute, is on yearbook staff, is a student recruiter/tour guide for her school and more! That paired with a part-time job and an active social life keeps her pretty busy!


She definitely wanted a summer session and chose Frame Park in Waukesha as the setting to start. It was a pretty warm evening with gorgeous blooms all around! We continued on to the Riverwalk with a brief stop at a beautiful bridge nearby for a few family pictures. It was a gorgeous evening to celebrate this smart, kind young lady who has plans to live it up this summer. You and me both Sophie!


Sophie has accomplished a lot in high school so make sure you check out those below. So cool!


She just celebrated her 18th birthday a few days ago. Happy Birthday Sophie!

Meet Sophie

For fun I like to…
get together with my friends.

My dream job is…
digitally designing houses for an HGTV show.

What I’m looking forward to the rest of the school year is…


My favorite memory in high school so far was…

senior year homecoming week.

What I’m looking forward to this after high school is…
grad parties!

What is the worst part of high school?
Having to be a Freshman during Covid.

My favorite single day on the calendar…

April 2nd…my birthday.

What will you miss most about the last four years?

being able to see all my friends everyday. 

O'Brien family looking at camera in Okauchee, Wisconsin
Arrowhead high school senior smiling for camera during senior pictures
Arrowhead high school senior smiling for camera during senior pictures

After I graduate I plan to…
attend UW-Madison to study Interior Architecture and Graphic Design!

My proudest moment was…
getting into the colleges I applied to.

My favorite class/subject in high school is/was…
Psychology and Graphic Design.

Dream vacation…anywhere in Greece.

Favorite local place to eat…Shake Shack.

Favorite playlist includes…any song that feels like summer. 

Have lunch with anyone (alive or dead)…who? One Direction. 

Something you’d rate 10/10…a sunset at a beach.

Who would you like to shout out to that contributed to your success? My parents, who have supported me in everything I do.

The worst part of high school is…being a freshman during COVID.

The best part of high school is…football games.

Who inspires you to be better? My best friend.

Oconomowoc Senior in high school on top of her boat house on Okauchee Lake with her two golden retriever dogs
Oconomowoc high school senior girl smiling at camera during her senior portrait session
Oconomowoc high school senior girl laughing during her senior portrait session

Also, a this or that section:

  • Homebody or Social butterfly? Social Butterfly 
  • Ice cream or Frozen custard? Frozen Custard 
  • Mountains or Oceans? Oceans
  • Passenger or Driver? Driver 
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla 
  • Hamburgers or Hot dogs? Hamburgers
  • Alaska or Hawaii? Hawaii
  • Amusement park or Day at the beach? Day at the beach
  • Book or Movie? Movie
  • Movie or TV/Netflix Series? TV/Netflix Series 
  • New clothes or New phone? New clothes
  • Reading or Writing? Writing 

LOVE this interview, Sophie! Thank you so much for sharing your plans, dreams and more. I hope you have the best summer ever with your friends, celebrating this special time in your life! 

Comment  below to help make Sophie’s graduation from senior year even more special!

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