I live in San Francisco, which I LOVE…BUT, I don’t think I get out of my bubble enough! Â Having back to back shoots outside the bubble was a real eye opening treat! Â I mean, just outside SF there is a whole world of beauty just waiting to be explored, and in my case used as the perfect canvas. Â As I was driving to Kristen’s house in Watsonville, Ca, my jaw was fixed hanging open as I drove through rolling hills of wildflowers and white rustic fences, horses, and endless views of countryside. Â I felt like I wanted to get out of the car and post my flag on a piece of land! Â So when I pulled into the driveway of Â beautiful countryside home with a man made pond, an old boat, horses, an awesome barn door, and cows, I thought to myself, “Yup, I have found photographer’s paradise!” Â Oh and Â have also discovered yet another place I want to live someday! Â Not only has photography been a gift in my life because of the amazing people that I have been able to meet, but also because it gives me the opportunity to take pictures in some of God’s most beautiful works of art!
I was very excited for Kristen’s session! Â She is almost done with college and moving on to a future of wide open possibilities! Â It is a strange time in life as I remember. Â The pressure to have the perfect answer to that dreaded question, “So what are your career plans for after graduation?” Â Ugh! Â Thankfully I could answer confidently that I was off to travel to Australia…but sometimes that just didn’t seem like enough. Â Kristen and I both majored in Psychology so I could relate to her doubts about how to proceed as well as the anxiety of what is next. Â The thing that is hard to realize in the moment as a graduating senior, is that not having the answer is a breath of fresh air. Â It leaves the door open to possibilities unimaginable! Â I never would have guessed that not having the answer at graduation would later lead to fashion design school and even later lead to finding my Passion: Photography. Â Kristen, unlike myself at graduation, has a good plan in place that could lead to anywhere, and those are the best kind to have! Â She is a beautiful person both inside and out and I hope that we can keep in touch so I can witness the great things she will go on to achieve. Â Here’s to new beginnings and the excitement of the unknown!!