Sara Katherine, Skate, has been a second mother, sister, mentor, and friend to me since I was small and on the edge of some of my first self-discoveries. This lady has taught me so much about art, life, and how to bring truth and sweetness into every relationship. Come any where close to her and you will see so much grace, bravery, creativity, and youth in this little lady's life. So obviously, this shoot was a wee bit closer to me heart than most.
I can't describe how honored I was to finally meet Skate's best friend and fiancé, John Thad. Not only that, I had the pleasure of photographing this power couple. Skate is one of the most unique birds I know, so, it was sigh-inducing to see how well John Thad complemented her spirit. They're the best.
They were also troopers! After the first location was a bust due to prom night 2k14, we managed to find sweet solitude in a more romantic, perfectly lit location (sans sequin-clad teenagers). So please, gawk with me: