Friday, July 27, 2012

Chasing Sunsets | Miss T

The first time I met Miss T was when we had been in California all of 1 month, and I picked her up to babysit for me (she came highly recommended).

When I pulled up and she got in my car, I was slightly taken aback--the girls is gorgeous and totally unaware.  (Keep in mind I had just finished a season of Americas Next Top Model so my potential-pretty-radar was at it's peak!).

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We got out of the car to walk into my house and that's when I realized how tall she was.
I dumbly said "wow you're tall." [idiot].
  She laughed, "I get that a lot."

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When people don't know they are pretty, doesn't it make them so much prettier?
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(Well now she must know!)

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It was so fun seeing how a bit of pose coaching (and hats!) could transform these girls.  I love that about photography.

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Again, I always get a few snaps of the "regular everyday" person that we always see, but I also love seeing what is buried deep down.

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The thing I feared about taking picts of these special girls is I didn't want them to think they are only beautiful with hair and makeup all done up, or with certain props, or a beautiful backdrop, or edited in black and white like the magazines.

Hopefully, they realize I do not have a magical lens.  And that it's truly that sparkle in the eye, that inner light from being good, and kind, and clean on the inside that shines through.

See entire photoshoot here.

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