Senior at Denison High school
When I first met Chloe and her sweet mother Carrie for a lunch time consolation they were stopping by on their way from Stillwater where Chloe plans to attend college. Chloe knew that I typically like to shoot my subjects in their natural environments but Chloe’s natural environment was three 3 hours away in Denison Texas. I wanted to get a feel for how important this was to Chloe before making the drive. When I started to talk to Chloe about her hometown she got emotional. It was real sweet. I could tell this girl LOVES where she lives, and how important it was to her for me to come there. Chloe is a sentimental soul like myself. She spoke of her bedroom where a painting of her grandmothers sits next to her bed, her sweet pet cat, her high school that her dad is the principal at, their football field where her boyfriend plays football while she cheers on the sidelines, even her parking spot where each student is allowed to paint. These were all things I wish I could have had photographed when I was her age, and the reason why I love to do environmental portraiture. I had to go.
Chloe didn’t want just me to come she also wanted my best friend Ronda (www.melrosemakeup.com) who is a talented makeup artist to come along to do her makeup. So me and Ronda made the drive to Denison this fall and it was TOTALLY worth it. We had so much fun with Chloe, here are some of my favorites from my afternoon with Chloe.