There’s one question I always ask my clients before we shoot. This one question is the quickest way for me to get to know my subject. I want to know how a parent sees their child. I want to be able to capture what it is they love most about their child. For most parents it’s a difficult question. One they have to think about for quite a while, but when I asked Lauren’s mom, "What one word completely sums up your daughter?" her answer came quickly. "Determined," she said.
After spending the day with Lauren I see why her "one word" is determined. Lauren will graduate high school in a matter of days but she’s already running her own business. Successfully. Lauren is horse trainer and has known that’s what she wanted to do since she was three years old. THREE YEARS OLD! At the age of three I couldn’t decide between Legos, Barbies or picking my nose, let alone nail down what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
Here’s a little sneak peek for Lauren and her mom, whom I had a wonderful time working with.
Lauren actually borrowed my Converse for this shot, which meant I got to wear her killer cowboy boots. She and her mom are SOOOOOO taking me boot shopping. Mama needs a new pair of boots, baby!
We also shot with two of Lauren’s horses, but you know me. I can’t give away all the secrets. I just love the element of surprise.
Lauren, I can’t wait for you to see the rest. Congratulations on your graduation. I’d wish you luck on the next chapter of your life, but I know you won’t need it. You’re determined.