Meet my friend, Sunanda! It’s hard to pinpoint my earliest memory of my friendship with Sunanda. I’m pretty certain that it revolved around 6th grade and the lunch table. Oh, those days of junior high! Days that will either forge a friendship or destroy it. Luckily, ours was a friendship that was created and strengthened during that time.
Sunanda is one of the sweetest people I know. She’s proven time and time again to be a faithful friend, always up for a bowl of pasta or a zumba session. An encourager during both the joyous and the hard life moments. A incredibly hard worker that doesn’t back down, even in the face of challenges. She’s someone you want in your court.
I absolutely adored doing this graduation session with Sunanda. Being able to capture her laughter was a delight. Seriously, I love it when she gets the giggles. I’m so glad I was able to get her to giggle during our time together. There’s nothing better as a photographer than feeling like you’ve been able to accurately capture who someone is. I also absolutely love the photo where she is stoically looking out to her future (or the distance at least). I love the fierceness of it. It’s such an awesome array of who this sweet friend is.
Thank you dear friend for allowing me to photograph this moment in your life. Also, a special thanks to your mom who graciously drove us, carried stuff for us, and encouraged us during the entire shoot. Her words hit upon my heart in such a wonderful way causing this to possibly be one of my favorite shoots ever.
Sunanda, I’m so proud of you. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!
To Sunanda and the rest of the 2017 graduates, well done and congratulations!