Kia Kyser- A Magnolia Graduation 2013
Congratulations to Ms. Kia Kyser!! YOU HAVE DONE IT!
This shoot was randomly decided a day before the actual shoot. A friend of the family contacted me the day before on Facebook saying how much of an emergency this situation was and they needed someone they knew wouldn't mess up the shots like the last photographer. I gladly accepted the challenge, knowing it would be just that. I had to come up with not only a price for this student, but figure out where and how to make all this happen in such short notice. So, I played it by ear which I recommend to any photographer, just because if you know who you are and that you are good with people, then the rest takes care of itself. And indeed, Kia got to the location, shy as a new kitten, and very bashful. She hasn't really had any experience in front of a camera and had no idea what to expect. I had to assure her that she would do fine and show her that I knew that she could do it, that she was beautiful, has a wonderful smile, and that I would direct her and steer her in the right direction.
Just as I promised, I did direct her and she began to open just like a beautiful flower opens to a new world. So with that thought in mind, I spotted the beautiful Magnolias that were growing and some were still closed. To me, this said Kia exactly because she was like these magnolias. As the photoshoot went on, this little shy girl began to blossom into a personality with an amazingly beautiful smile and laugh that was just so genuine.
I am so privileged and blessed to be a part of her life to share this important milestone. Its definitely one she will never forget.
I wish you all the best Ms. Kyser! Go for your dreams and keep God first above every choice. Remember your mother loves you and that people come and go, but real friends are those who will never leave you and are right there with you in the storms of life.
Believe in yourself! God made you in His image, so you MUST be beautiful. The stupidest question is the one not asked. If your mom doesn't like it or won't like it, its probably not a great idea or a good choice to make.
And most of all, don't forget to live, laugh, and love!
Goodluck Kia! From PhotosbyNathanW.com "Don't just take a picture, CAPTURE LIFE!"™