Sometimes life gives you lemons.... and for this early morning shoot we took em and made sweet lemonade!! This was completely a last minute shoot. I'm so impressed by sweet Sam. My manager Gee had booked her literally hours the night before for me for a brand shoot for a client of mine. We had a 7am call time. Sam and her mom arrived and we waited outside the location we were supposed to shoot at. I chatted with her and her mom for several minutes. I love background on people. Connection goes beyond just snapping a pic so I was happy to have a few quiet moments to learn about Sam and her mom. In chatting I found out this was Sam's first photoshoot! I LOVE working with new talent. They are excited and fantastic to coach and teach and are incredibly excited to be doing a shoot. If Sam was nervous I didn't sense an ounce of it. She was a true professional. After 20 minutes of us waiting outside our destination it was clear our client we were supposed to rep was a no show. I reassured her we would STILL get amazing images and not to worry. She didn't have a stitch of makeup on and was in this adorable outfit. It was perfection. Sometimes you can plan and plan and plan every detail from hair and makeup to wardrobe and spend hours fretting if it will work out... and then you get a random Friday morning at 7am with literally zero plan, no hair and makeup or wardrobe plan and all you have is a meeting spot and 30 minutes to create magic. Sam, I am so glad you showed up. I'm so glad that everything always happens for a reason. I'm so thankful for 45 minutes of chatting, laughing, shooting and walking around downtown Pleasanton. Never forget how beautiful you are pretty girl! Thanks for shining that morning!
All images shot on a Canon 5D Mark IV with 50MM 1.4 Lens