I've known Kayla's mom since elementary school, so I was very excited to meet and work with her teenage daughter. At first glance, it is obvious how beautiful Kayla is- her hair, her skin, those baby blues. But she is also so much more; she is kind and playful, smart and ambitious with just a hint of that 13-year-old, ready to take on the world attitude. In short, she is awesome! I knew from our first meeting she was going to be great in front of the camera and I was right. She was ready to go from the minute I started snapping. She was not afraid to smile and have fun, but she was also not afraid of being quiet and strong and taking a deep breath to just be there in the moment. Not many adults can pull that off without awkwardness and Kayla was a total pro. It's awesome because in certain shots, we get to see the true teenager, but then at times its her maturity that really shines. See for yourself; take a look at the rest of Kayla's gallery HERE.
Lauren is the owner/ illustrator of Calm Courage Design. I am a big fan of her work, as it is both introspective and personal as well as whimsical and imaginative. She does prints, buttons, magnets, and she takes requests (seriously, people, if you want it, she will draw it!) I highly suggest you check out her blog and her Etsy site or "like" Calm Courage on Facebook for updates and a peek at new works in progress. I was psyched when Lauren contacted me to do headshots, based on some of my other work. Being new to the game, so to speak, I felt really honored that someone whose work I love, would choose me to photograph her . She is a long time blogger and artist, but like me, has only recently taken the step of showing and selling her work. We, budding artists/entrepreneurs need to stick together and support each other! I mean that whole heartedly and I was really excited to work with her. We got together one afternoon and did a few indoor shots to get comfortable and then took it outside, where her personality really came out.
Lauren definitely has a quiet, earthy, thoughtful side, but bubbling underneath (and often running over) is someone who is slightly quirky and loves to have fun and laugh and I am thankful that she trusted me and let me see and photograph these different parts of her personality. We had a great day and she was a real trooper, even when it got chilly and started to rain; she just went with the flow and embraced the outdoors and it worked! We even incorporated some of her work into a few pics, so keep an eye out and remember to check out Calm Courage Design for Lauren's blog and art. You won't be dissapointed!
Jessica C. is a freelance writer and one half of the team responsible for Have Baggage, Will Travel. She is currently revamping her website and social networking profiles and asked if I could do some photos that show off the different sides of her personality. Jess is extremely intelligent, fun, quirky, and a real individual and I wanted to make sure that these traits came through in her pictures.
For the shoot, we first headed to Beverly to show off her quieter, academic side. Then we took advantage of the unseasonably sunny weather and headed to Rockport to highlight Jessica's adventurous and whimsical side. Then it was back to Beverly Farms in a very inspired floral jacket that really shows off her individuality.
I had a great time working with Jess. She really warmed up to the camera and I could feel her confidence come through more with each shot. Enjoy the whole gallery here!