I have always believed that people come in and out of your life for a reason.
Some people bring you lessons, some bring you joy, some bring you sorrow, some bring you a new way of looking at life.
This girl.. right here. She brought me a new way of looking at life. And I am sure, that in her 27 years of life, I am sure she has done this for many people!
Chicken nuggets, boys, Apple Pie, Teddy Bears (she decided that I was her Teddy Bear) and of course photo shoots. The top things on our discussion list, the day I went to meet this BEYOND amazing woman, to discuss her upcoming Lady Luck experience!
Some people have personalities that are so big, it oozes out of their every pore. This is Shanele. To a Tee! This girl had me in stitches the whole time during our consultation and our shoot! I am quite sure, just by looking that these photos, you can see this for yourself!
The day finally arrived. Shanele, her mom and aunt arrived at our studio with big smiles on their faces! Our shoot started like they usually do, with Shanele being treated to hair and makeup with Deanna, our amazing hair and makeup artist. After she was done being beautified, then it was time for her to play in our large wardrobe!
We started with a fun Pin Up style theme, with Shanele wearing a super cute Cherry dress to start, then it was on to a sexier, more glamorous look!
About a year ago, Shaneles dad passed away. She brought along with her a beautiful gold heart that contains his ashes. It was such a great idea to bring it along, so we could include him in her photos.
The sounds of Christina Aguilera and Katy Perry rang through the studio the whole time we had our little photo shoot party! Shanele sang and danced, she had a smile on her face pretty much the whole time. As a matter of fact.. so did we.
At the end of our shoot, when the lights were turned off, the camera was put away, and Shanele was back into her “everyday” clothes, we all looked at each other with big big big smiles on our faces and expressed how great of a day it was and how we wanted to make sure we all remained in each others lives. This made me very happy to know I would be able to see them again and spend more time with Shanele.
This day.. it reminded me even more than ever, to BE YOURSELF. Enjoy life to its fullest and have FUN whenever possible! And that chicken nuggets, boys and Apple Pie are also very important in life ;)
Shanele.. NEVER stop being you. Thank you for being you, and I cant wait to see you again.
- Jennifer McCready (a.k.a. Teddy Bear)
Owner and Photographer for Lady Luck Photography and Studio.
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