before i landed on this path… before my daughter, my husband, my family… before college… before ukrop’s…. there was the neighborhood magician.
i said magician.
let me wrap your head around this family…. they always had fresca.
the magician always wore suspenders,
they had a gorgeous, sweet german shepperd.
they had a love of photography and an amazing collection of old cameras.
they were a MAC family… before anyone was.
they had a horse.
they had cool artwork everywhere… and a huge spider hanging in the stairwell.
oh yeah, and they did magic shows on the weekends — and i had the pleasure of staying home with their kids.
i was always in such awe of their house… of them, as parents. i secretly wished my parents had been a little more like them… there seemed to be such a good balance…
the magician’s daughter was about four at the time — the same age as my daughter now. she was always sweet and insightful… and quick to tell on her brother if he was bothering her. while babysitting, i usually spent most of my time with her. she was special to me then….
then, i moved on.
took a ‘real job’ bagging groceries.
lamer still — i still bag groceries…. everyday.
i wish i could say, ‘i watched her grow up into a fine young adult, etc…’ but, i can’t say that. we’ve only reconnected through the power of facebook — and quite recently.
i’m a mom of a four year old and she’s an early twenty-something…. just starting out. finding her place in the world…. lots of opportunities to be seized.
heck, i think i, myself, feel like i’m just starting out… finding my place in the world…
long story short: amanda needed some headshots…. and, i really was dying have an ‘urban’ session…. so it was perfect!
scroll down and take a peek at some of my favorite images from the day.
meet amanda, the magician’s daughter.
Allison these are awesome! Where is this location Richmond train station off of staples mill? I love it!!!!
Thanks!! I really enjoyed this shoot! No, actually we were down by the river near all of the renovated (from factories) lofts. Shockoe, maybe… or near there. I’m definitely trying to shoot there again!
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