I am beyond giddy to share with you my recent shoot with the lovely and incredibly gorgeous Irene. We’d chatted prior and decided to do something a wee bit different — instead of planning anything, we wanted to grab coffee and just wander around our home of Sacramento. I had never done such a candid and spontaneous session like this before, and I have to say — these type of shoots are now a favorite of mine!
Irene is a young gal overflowing with life and energy, and, when I’m around her, I can’t go very long without bursting at the seams with laughter. She has a talent for making people smile, and I did nothing but that during the entire shoot. Enjoy, my friends, as I take you along on our little wandering photoshoot!
We started the afternoon off with coffee, and, after settling into a booth near the window, Irene confessed to me that she had never had her portraits taken before. I assured her it’d be absolutely fun, but it wasn’t until I showed her a few candid photos from just minutes earlier that her nervous smile turned into an adventurous one. For the rest of the evening, she was completely at ease and eager to explore.
After coffee, we wandered around Capitol Park. The sun was just beginning to set — my favorite time of the day! — and it enveloped the park with a beautiful golden glow.
Sometimes, not making plans has a way of opening up some amazing opportunities, and what could make a portrait session better than a gorgeous vintage Cadillac!? A huge thank you to the incredibly kind couple to let us borrow it for a few minutes!
Just before the sun completely set, I found this quaint little spot illuminated by dozens of lights. I just love the glow on her face! It completely embodies her warmth and kindness.
Such an incredible portrait session. One of the many reasons why I enjoyed this type of photoshoot is that it allowed me to leave my comfort zone. And I’ve found that sometimes, when we force ourselves to do something strange and new, we have the potential to create something truly amazing. This day was nothing short of that!