The first time I met Shadia was in a darkroom at Orange Coast College (I know a lot of my stories start like this, but hey I met a lot of amazing people there)! We started talking about our first assignment and how we could already tell it was going to be a rough semester, thanks to an especially crazy teacher! The one thing that I remember about that day, in the darkroom, was Shadia’s laugh. She was laughing at all my stupid jokes and although I like to think I’m really THAT funny, lets be honest, I’m not! Thats just Shadia, she is always smiling and laughing and is a joy to be around!! Simple as that!
Through dozens of projects, lunches and shoots, Shadia has become a great GREAT friend! She also happens to be the photographer that took the portraits of me on my website and blog! I finally got the chance to return the favor and I’m excited to share with you the results!
Shadia loves flare, so I tried to play around with it as much as a could!
Just the other day I was drooling over these beautiful yellow flowers and dying for a chance to photograph someone in them! Then Shadia called asking me to take her pictures in yellow flowers!! No joke, I love it when that happens!
I recently found this newly opened park with rows and rows of lemon trees!! So cool!
You’re stunning Shadia, inside and out! Thank you for asking me to take these photographs and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you!! :)