Jessie is a dear friend & neighbor from my Pleasant Grove days. She & fam were some of my earliest models - see here, and here - and we've been talking about doing pictures ever since. Finally, here they are!
She just might kill me for posting so many of her, but I really love this candid, carefree smile & messy hair - such a beautiful girl.
As a photographer, sometimes you learn valuable lessons (aka make big mistakes) while shooting. I love everything about this shot, except for the fuzzy, hazy presentation - not crisp like I usually strive for. That's what happens when you try to use a f/2.8 on a big group who is far away, with a too-slow shutter speed (I think it was 1/125). Lesson learned, but appreciate my beautiful mistake regardless!