“Promise me you’ll always remember: you’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne
The third of our Boston shoots, was a creative portrait session for my very dear friend, Shannon. She’s a fabulous actress who was in need of some new “head shots” for her acting portfolio, and I was more than happy to take some for her. :)It was a very different experience for me to photograph someone that I am extremely close to, because I felt challenged to capture the true essence of her. It’s obvious that she’s a beautiful woman on the outside, and I knew that wouldn’t be hard to capture, but I wanted at least one shot that captured her inner beauty. I wanted everyone to be able to look at this one shot and see all of the qualities that make her who she is, and if you know her, then you know what a challenge this is, since there is absolutely no one else like her in the whole wide world. Maybe it’s just because I know her so well, but for me, this next shot captures the true essence of Shannon, and I am so happy to have it in my possession. If you really look at it, you can see her. You can see that she has a kind and giving soul, and goes out of her way for anyone she meets. You can see that she celebrates life and lives it to the fullest. You can see that she has the ability to light up any room she walks into with her smile and charming demeanor. You can see that her heart is overflowing with love. You can see that she questions everything. You can see that she has always been, and will undoubtedly always be, the free-est of free spirits. And, you can see that she is the most loyal friend that you could ever hope to have.
I’m so glad that I was able to see you this summer, my darling friend. I wish you great success with your acting! With your talent, you can go as far as you want to go with it! I hope to see you again soon! All my love – Jenn :)