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Local teen mothers get free senior pictures

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PASCO, Wash. -- Local photographer Megan Borders of Photography By Meg in Richland took on a project to make this holiday very memorable for several teenage mothers.

Borders worked with the Boys & Girls Club and was planning on giving one of the students at New Horizons High School a free chance to get her senior pictures taken.  After reading all the entry essays, she says she couldn't just choose one girl.

"I was originally going to chose one girl and I was  at the third one, and started balling...They were just live touching stories, these girls have gone through so much, so I decided at that point, I had to pick them all," says Borders.

So she called her photographer friends, and some came down from Walla Walla and Hermiston to give all eight girls photographed for their senior pictures.

"I don't have a lot of money especially with two kids and I probably wouldn't have gotten senior pictures if this hadn't happened," says Lauren McCallister a 19 year old mother of two.

Borders says typically a senior picture package costs anywhere from $300-$500.