Sunday, April 21, 2013


My most recent photo session took place on a very cold Saturday morning in April.  My subject was a lovely young girl who I've known for a very long time.  Many years ago, she was a student in my first grade classroom.  It's hard to believe that the cute little girl who loved to be silly and had a great imagination has grown up to be a confident young woman who is on her way to becoming an amazing adult!

After a bit of scheduling and re-scheduling (due to the removal of her braces) we finally set a date for our photo session... and wouldn't you know it, the temperatures DROPPED considerably and provided a very chilly day for our session.  Not to worry though, Shayla was such a pro and you'd never know she was shivering and covered with goose bumps in between shots!

I love shooting individuals and especially close up face shots.  While Shayla is lovely on the outside, her inner beauty comes through when she smiles or laughs!  After many clothing changes and a variety of settings, I learned that my former little first grader has grown into a delightful young teen.  She was a JOY to photograph... and if we all weren't FREEZING, I could have worked with her all day!!

You will see in some of the photos below that Shayla is participating in the Miss Teen Ohio Scholarship pageant.  She told me that she is having a lot of fun being part of this program and you can check out her website here (Shayla Thomas).  I'm sure that being part of this program will enable her to develop many skills that will help her succeed in all that she does.  I wish her luck... but more importantly, I hope that she finds joy and happiness in all that she chooses to do!

I hope you enjoy the pictures from her photo session!

1 comment:

  1. Shayla LOVED working with you, Lisa! You are so talented and special! Hopefully, next time we won't have to pile in the car and throw the heater on to warm up in between shots - lol! Despite temps in the 30s it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing your many talents and gifts with us! We love you - sizzling hot or freezing cold! Angela