Portraits {Val}


“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.” 

― Markus Zusak, 
I am the Messenger

portraits, portraits, portraits, portraits
Did this shoot with a Val, a good friend of mine from Nursing, the day after my cousin's wedding. It was a Sunday and although I felt like it was a great day to just hang around the house and be lazy, I was also excited at finally being able to do a shoot with her. See, I came across an Anytime Shoot did by Tonya Kae, one of my favorite photographers, and I just loved how she photographed a friend of hers--she captured the girl's smile, her presence, her friendliness so perfectly that I felt like "Wow, I want to know that person more!" (Yeah, I have those moments sometimes.) I actually talked to Val about it last year, but then the busyness of other stuff got in the way and I almost forgot about it, until she messaged me a few weeks back. I was thrilled that she still wanted to do it, since I didn't know anyone who could smile as genuinely as she does. Val is one of the kindest, gentlest souls I know, and this shoot was also a great way for us to catch up!

And by the way, guys, she's also single!  (*wink*)




Val brought some stuff that she wanted included in the shoot, including a watch that her father gave her before he died and her journal. I remember her talking about her dad. I could tell from the way she talked about him that she was a daddy's girl, and his death was such a blow to her. But good memories always prevail even when we lose  people we love  and there is always the hope of another reunion, someday, somewhere, so at least we always have that to look forward to. Glad to have this shoot and catch-up session. Thanks Val!  


2 comments:

Kat said...

You found a great spot selle. Nice nice nice

joselle said...

We just walked over the entire area and stopped whenever we spotted green walls haha. Gachika ra mi the whole time so wala ra na feel ang kakapoy.

 

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