The thing about photos is that they don’t say a lot about the person’s soul. Their inner being. Because although this girl is beautiful on the outside, her soul is amazing. Although this started out being a hike with a friend, I have a thing for photographing redheads. So I brought an epic skirt and made her run around in the foothills at sunset in it. The varied scenery had so much to offer, and the gentle undulations of the hills are a fashion photographer’s dream.
So I’ve known this beautiful soul since we were kids. In an attempt to be a semi-normal friend, we decided to hang out. But in typical Mercy fashion, I wanted to photograph her. There’s something special about adventuring with someone and taking their photo. You get to see different sides of them. It gives you something to do and talk about as you wander around and re-acquaint yourselves with each other.
I was very honored when Gracia asked me to do her senior pictures in Nampa this past weekend. She’s a beautiful, confident young woman whose family knew my husband as he grew up. We wandered around on her school grounds, met up with one of her best friends, and then got coffee together! They were some of the funnest graduation portraits I’ve done in awhile, I love these two!