Once upon a time I taught Meg’s 3-4th grade Sunday School class. Now she is in high school. Time blows my mind on a daily basis.

Meg has always been tall and pretty but now she is gorgeous and statuesque. Give her 5 more years and she is going to be knocking our socks off.

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A good tip for shooting in urban areas is enlist the buildings around you to aid in making stellar images. In the close up below I noticed the pretty golden light reflected off the high rise across the street. The building was close to the color of the building she is leaning against and cast a nice golden light on her skin. In the other image, I placed her right inside the shade of the trees so that the sunlight would bounce off the sidewalk under her, casting nice even light across her skin and filling in shadowy areas.

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My lights…

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My favorite…

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I love being around Meg. Her quiet and introspective character coupled with her quick wit makes her a fabulous person to be around. Watching her grow up and gain confidence in herself has been such a treasure.

Meg, girl, I do so love you! Thanks for letting me take these pictures of you!

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October 25, 2010
Meg, you're a beauty!! And Leah, you rocked this session! LOVE that first one and the one in front of the green tiles, and also the one where the sidewalk light was bouncing up. Such great light!
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October 25, 2010
yay Leah you are amazing!! i love them :) thanks soooo soo much
Mary
October 25, 2010
Meg, I love your red dress! I haven't seen it before. Oh, and in the one with your hands on your hips, well, was Nate irritatingly off camera?! I think your shots are wonderful. I agree with Leah. And she should know.