One of my favorite things about photographing people for a living is all the people I get to meet. When you spend time with someone in front of your camera for an hour or two, you get to know them pretty well! :)
Some people crawl into their shell. Being photographed isn't everyone's favorite pastime, and it can feel incredibly intimidating, intimate, and invasive.
Some people come alive. They embrace the awkwardness, put forward who they really are, and enjoy the experience of being celebrated and documented.
I'll let you decide which way Emily decided to go. :)
Emily's senior year is quickly coming to an end, and to celebrate her past, present, and future we spent an evening exploring the woods and effortlessly coaxing out her beautiful smile. :)
She has life behind her, life in front of her, and decisions to be made about who she is and where she'll go.
But then again... most of us do. We all have a little bit (or a lot) of life behind us, life ahead of us, and decisions to make about who we are and where we want to go.
It's what makes the human experience such a beautiful thing.
Emily, thank you so much for exploring the woods with me! :) I'm so so glad we were able to find time for it and that the rain decided not to grace us with its presence! So excited for the journey that is in front of you and where you'll go from here. <3