In recent years, I have been honored to photograph several tween girls as part of a modeling exploration for concepts. It has been a lot of fun and an ongoing experience that has lasted over many years that I have known Elise and her family.
This month, it was a change of pace as I was approached this time to photograph her big brother's senior portraits.
As many know, I have long been a vegetarian, gun control and animal rights activist. So, imagine my surprise when I learned Barrett was an avid outdoorsman and hunter, wanting images with his gun and bow. Oh, boy! What had I gotten myself into?!
Then, I met him and discovered the gentlest soul and truly charming spirit within. All I can say, is that for the first time in my life, I celebrated his weaponry and the opportunity to work with this fantastic family in a new way. Barrett, I wish you all the best as you seek out your future and thank you for being a wonderful chapter in this Minnesota summer!
Now, to work on your 'bear' photo! ;)