Those of you that know me pretty well should know that I am an OBSESSIVE planner. I can't stand it if I don't know what is going to happen next and if something isn't written down, it doesn't happen. I have four planners. FOUR. (And by the way, they are the cutest things ever. Head over to May Designs to create your own! & message me if you would like a 15% discount code (excuse the self-promotion.))
But as much planning as I put into all of my photo sessions, I never know what to expect! And while it sometimes drives me crazy, I am so thankful for it!
Meet Melinda Louque (pronounced "Luke")!
Melinda is a UT government and sociology double major, completing both of those majors in just three years. I need to take a lesson from her in time management and work ethic.
Melinda was a complete joy to work with and such a natural in front of the camera. I should take her along on future sessions to have her model all of the different poses! It just came so naturally to her.
This girl definitely had herself together. The gold jewelry tied in perfectly with her class ring and I'm sure Melinda was tired of me obsessing over her manicure. But the chevron was so cute!
Like I said before, I always plan for everything to run smoothly with these sessions, but we had our fair share of adventures yesterday! Melinda accidentally forgot her graduation stole and her sweet boyfriend came to the rescue. A minor mishap but we made the most of our time by explaining my editing process and walking around and taking miscellaneous photos. And I'm so glad we did because...
Look at that sunset! I'm positive we would have missed these photos if everything had gone as planned. I'm learning to leave room for the unexpected, especially when it results in images like the two above.
After the stole finally made it to the session we grabbed a few shots in front of the Tower, then jetted off downtown!
Melinda works as a receptionist in a law firm right next to Lady Bird Lake and her boss gave us the permission to have access to the roof for our session. The view was AMAZING (20 stories high and overlooking the lake and skyline!) but we were losing light quickly and unfortunately, a lot of the photos were fairly dark. But a huge thank you to Melinda for giving me the opportunity to shoot from such a beautiful view!
Until graduation in May, Melinda is visiting law schools around Texas, working and saving, and hopefully taking a few kayaking trips over the summer!
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation and all you have accomplished, Melinda!