I met Danielle for the first time in the office of my make up artist, Kelli Thomsen. I remember that she was wearing a t-shirt that stated specifcally "Jeep Hair, Don't Care," as she asked if she could ride with me to her senior photos so as not to mess up her hair. Instantly I was in love and my thoughts drifted to that song, American Girl, by Tom Petty as we chatted together, myself, her mom, and her awesome mom's best friend. You know the one, right?
"Well, she was an American girl
Raised on promises
That there was a little more to life somewhere else
After all it was a great big world"
and the Heartbreakers
Maybe it was the American flag she wanted to include in her photos. Maybe it was her fresh smile and shining blue eyes. Or Maybe it was her love for accounting, fishing, and jeeps. It could have been that we drove to take her senior photos at a location close to her heart. I look forward to seeing where life takes this young lady and I am hoping that she keeps her word and comes back to be my accountant some day...because everyone knows that most creatives, myself included, could always use a great accountant.
Lori Best - mother, wife, and photographer.