When this beautiful young woman's mom contacted me to do her Sweet Sixteen photos, I was over the moon excited. She wanted her daughter to feel special and beautiful and to celebrate her 16 years of glorious life. I didn't know Kaya prior to this shoot so at first I was a little nervous about how I was going to do just that. So I researched and researched and drew my inspiration from the people in the industry that I admire most. Then I looked at my own daughter and thought I want to make Kaya feel as comfortable and special as I would want my own daughter to feel. So I went with my gut and I think it worked out well.
Kaya is beautiful! She's got a natural glow to her. She's also quiet, shy and ...a dancer. So we used all of that to our advantage and together we were able to come up with some great shots. Kaya was a trooper braving the cold of the beach in Spring. She never complained or wined. She literally let me pose her in whatever way I wanted. She leapt, spun, stood on her toes, fought branches and all with her beautiful smile.
Kaya, you are so smart, so funny and so sweet. I hope your Sixteenth was as Sweet as you wanted it to be!!!