As School starts back up again and summer ends, I find myself feeling a mixture of bewilderment that our warm days are coming to an end as well as feeling absolutely pumped that I can finally wear my jeans and sweaters! And my SOCKS! Why the heck do socks make my life so much better...? But mostly, I am just thrilled for this time of photo-taking that is always the busiest this season but also the best. Crisp air, warm sun, probably a lot of pumpkin and apple food and drink.
And definitely nostalgia.
Lauren and I met at one of her favorite coffee shops, Quixotic Coffee, and it was a first time for me, but not the last! We quickly became friends and discussed what it's like to be in front of the camera. I talked about my passion for natural, fun photos that make you feel! And she shared some of her funny and good experiences being photographed. Many of us have ones we can think of, and unfortunately, they probably aren't all good.
Being photographed can be sooooo awkward feeling, guys!! Trust me, I know. Sometimes I am so worried about someone getting a good photo of me that I forget to just trust whoever is behind that camera and just "be." Being still, what a hard thing that can be. More on that thought later...for now, here are some stunning portraits of my new, stunning friend Lauren!! She couldn't stop laughing, which made her such a fun subject!!