This first two months of transition have flown by as I adjust to my new life in South Carolina. I have settled in and set up shop, both figuratively and literally. Most of my stuff (what's left of it) is in storage, while I look and save for for my first home. One of the unexpected benefits of my exodus from the West coast was all the amazing people I met when I was selling my stuff. Especially this wonderful human, actress Mary Kate Schellhardt who bought a cabinet I'd listed on Craig's List. This transaction evolved into a wonderful photo session which was a true collaboration.
There is nothing better for a photographer than to have the full trust of your subject. It can take time to earn that trust but sometimes as in this case, you just click. Mary Kate started acting as teen, winning a coveted roll in the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape when she was just 13. She has been on a roller coaster ride ever since with all the highs and lows. She is as committed as she is talented so be on the look out for more from her soon. Hair & Make up by Wendy Osmundson.
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