warning: you will be jealous of this amazing girl.
why? not just because she is 15 and gorgeous. but because she also has a beautiful heart full of amazing dreams. and i know that she is going to achieve them and change the world. one day she hopes to become a doctor or work in the medical field overseas.
natali grew up in turkey with her parents and 3 brothers; together, her family has seen their share of heartbreak and happiness. many of her family members have battled cancer. she is not just 15- she is 15 going on 25. she has this amazing depth that only comes from experiencing hardships.
suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character.
this is one reason i volunteer with teens. i believe in them. and they inspire me.
oh, and, we get to have super fun photo shoots. that too.
we started at the santa cruz beach boardwalk, continuing on to marianne’s for ice cream, and ended in los altos hills…
nat is rockin’ my flower headband creation. <note my friendship bracelet making skills from 6th grade makin’ themselves useful at last>
i had so much fun styling this whole shoot. such a creatively satisfying thing!
thanks natali, for being my mini-me and my model for the day. eye lub yew.