Years ago, I had the privilege of being a youth sponsor for the junior highers at our church when Miss Birkley was in the group. Times have changed, lives have changed, and Birkley has grown up! What a beautiful girl she is, inside and out. It’s no wonder she holds the current Miss Hemet title!
We had such a great time creating together at Laguna Beach. Birkley has such an innocence about her, a natural loveliness, a humility that comes from being blessedly naive about not knowing the power of your own beauty.
I wanted to catch as many candid moments with her as possible. Below right, I love the way she is going to sweep the hair from her face as the wind gently moves it. So delicate.
See the natural beauty I’m talking about?!
She, of course, is not TOO delicate though – this girl can have FUN!
This next set would be a great magazine ad for… um… what brand are you wearing, Birkley? Whatever it is, you make the dress look stunning!
As the sun began to set, we booked it up the (insane amount of) stairs back to the car so we could head to the pier for some shots in San Clemente. You all were such troopers! I think it was totally worth it.
Birkley was very patient as we moved my lighting around to create sunset shots under and around the pier. It was such a gorgeous evening – not too cold or windy, and the sunset burst the sky with color!
David and Jimea, you have an amazing daughter. Encourage her as she spreads her wings and seeks the Lord. She’ll really fly!
Birkley, you have a precious family. Times and lives will continue to change; treasure them and they you.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to get to know you better, to create with you, and to help you remember this amazing time in your life. I’ll see you soon for your View & Order Session!
Cherish, Love, Remember Always,