Shelly came by for some new portraits awhile ago. I’ve known Shelly since Jr High and she’s still very much the same wonderful person I knew back then. She’s so connected with so many people we know from school, whenever we get together she gets me up to date on everyone!

I always feel an added pressure when photographing friends. Ask any photographer they’ll probably say the same thing. The more you know someone, the more you want to do well by them, and really capture when it is you find special about them. Fortunately, both Shelly and I are at a point in our lives where we simply can’t take ourselves too too seriously, so there were many laughs! I think we managed to capture some of the Joie de vivre that Shelly brings to everything she does.