One of the things that I used to hear a lot from experienced photographers, when I was first starting out, was that I should just photograph my friends for practice. I love my friends, but I don't think a SINGLE one of them likes it when I point a camera at their face. I try to be sly, get more documentary style photos, as that's what I love, and people are more natural that way. But most of the time, it doesn't work.
So you can imagine my happiness when after asking my friend Solii, for maybe the billionth time if I can take her photo, she turned around and said yes. Slightly reluctantly, but still a yes! She is gorgeous, and the weather was almost a perfect blend of something resembling sunshine with a light breeze. I love some sort of movement in my photos, I'm not a fan of static imagery at all, and with Solii's hair moving in the wind I can't help but love this photo.
p.s. as a little thank you to Solii, you should go and check out her biz BeFabBeCreative