Serena Paris is a teen model with huge dreams and high hopes. It was inspiring to work with such a young girl who is so determined and driven. Throughout this photo shoot, Serena was extremely professional and worked very hard to get the best images. But in between she was funny and sweet and showed her youth. She shared her dreams with me and how she is willing to work hard to fulfill them. She speaks of New York and Paris with complete confidence that she will end up there someday. She’s already accomplished so much – she’s been published multiple times, she loves the runway, and is happiest when she is doing creative photo shoots.
For a couple of weeks before the shoot, Serena was sending me messages with ideas and clothing choices. Our goal was to have a shoot that was slightly off the beaten path. I was so impressed and thankful that she was putting so much thought into our shoot. It was proof she takes this serious. Very serious.
The day of her photo shoot began with hair stylist Wendy Bloomberg Brown from Shearly Marvelous Salon who did a fantastic job. And wow-wee. The make up by Bang Cut Beauty by Celina Lane Was A-MAZ-ING! I’m drawn to all that glitters and from the minute I saw that gold and bronze eye shadow I was obsessed. I’m still wondering when I will ever have an occasion to get that done myself!
Our photo shoot was everything a photographer could dream of. Serena got right to work posing perfectly with captivating looks. I always give lots of directions from behind the camera but that was absolutely not necessary on this shoot. Serena needed very little direction. I was also blessed with an unexpected assistant on this shoot – Serena’s little sister Sadie. She was adorable and happy to help any way that she could. And I see a little model in the making too!
Thank you Serena for choosing me to build your modeling portfolio. You inspire me to keep reaching for my dreams. I know you are going to fulfill all of yours.