When Sharyl Salmonson from Laughter Loves Photography shared her vision of doing a photoshoot with the theme of a Rock Princess, I eagerly volunteered to be a model. I mean who doesn’t want to be a Rock Princess? Plus, any opportunity to work with Sharyl is a complete blast. The process began.
After finding a lavender ball gown and getting all gussied up, I headed downtown to meet my beloved friend. I started to get anxious that I might not be what would make her vision become true. But she was my dear friend, after all, and I had to try.
Pulling up to brick buildings covered with painted art, I was wowed by all of the vibrant colors. I stepped out of the car and got my usual excited hug from Sharyl. I knew no matter what, this was going to be awesome.
She gave me a rock t-shirt to cover the top, tugged at my hair to make it more messy, and handed me the brightest pair of neon pink shoes I had ever seen. Yes, we were going to rock this indeed.
Once again, I attempted to follow her instructions. I really wanted to help her vision come alive. The more we shot, the more that sassy Rock Princess started to show up. Her confidence grew, and she was ready to rock.
I giggled my way through the first 20-30 minutes. I couldn’t make a serious face to save my life. However, this Rock Princess was ready for her performance to wow the world anyway!
Costume change. Another rock t-shirt came out, with new neon blue tennis shoes to switch into. Nothing was cooler than being surrounded by so many bright colors. From her usual gymnastic routine requests, to being covered in flour at the very end, I had the best time yet.
Sharyl made me give back the shoes and shirts, which were super comfortable. She hugged me with excitement and promised pictures soon. As usual she delivered. The Rock Princess was captured on film, along with her sassy attitude.
This is why I love Chasing Stormi so much. I meet so many great people that become dear friends, and I get to do awesome things at the same time! Yes, it definitely pays to step outside of your comfort zone.
A girl just trying to find her way, stepping outside of her comfort zone, trying new things, and making new friends along the way!