Senior photos have always been the most unnatural pictures that are meant to seem untaught. We remember taking a senior photo while leaning against a fake brick wall, looking tough. All copies of it have hopefully been burned.
But for Ritenour High School senior Brittany Creech of St. Louis, the inspiration for great senior pictures came to her in the form of Fourth Meal.
The 17-year-old told The Huffington Post she jokingly tweeted about taking the photos at Taco Bell a few weeks ago.
Then, Creech said, she started to take the idea more seriously. She spoke with photographer Brendan Batchelor, who was into it. The rest is viral Internet history.
"People find it funny that I wasn’t joking about it," Creech said. "The employees thought it was great. They were laughing and they were like, ‘Are you serious?'"
Creech said now when she goes into her local Taco Bell, people ask to take photos with her.
"Now that it's on the news, it's a bigger thing," she said.
Some told Creech they don't approve of the unique setting for the sacred high school tradition. But she said it's all in good fun.
"It's honestly just a joke," she said. "It's nice to see something on the news that's not negative."
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