This was the first time in years that they were able all come together. Friends since middle school, these ladies grew even closer in high school and remained besties throughout college despite the distance. I definitely felt their strong bond during our shoot- there’s just something so great and safe about being known inside-out. Love that. Great friendships don’t come easy, ya know?! Loretta, Lisa Kwon, Pauline, Lisa Gomi, Annie, and Vivian- you girls are blessed.
Beautiful, beautiful ladies! They all have such colorful personalities, so FULL of life!
Now, a few individual portraits. Here’s a little something something about each of them…
Loretta: adventurous and fun (but sometimes known as “grandma” for her funky sweaters and for going to bed at 7pm some days), Loretta is the social butterfly. She knows just about the whole world and dreams of traveling the world. With her camera. Yes, she’s also a fellow photographer (check out her website here!).
Lisa Kwon (aka Kwon):Â Â this girl loves to bake and she loves kids! In fact, she is about to head off to Korea to each English for one whole year (perhaps she should open up a bakery there too! : )).Â Every once in a while she will bust out her model skills during hang-outs and photoshoots.
Pauline (aka Pau): theÂ little one and the smallest one in the group. While she is little, she has a huge heart and is currently working with AmeriCorps in Boston.Â Always cute, sometimes clumsy, and super paranoid. She researches everything and thinks she carries every disease, haha.
Lisa Gomi (aka Gomi): this one isÂ full of sarcasm. Predicted to to be the president of the world one day, it is no coincidence that she is currently living in DC! : ) (I actually met Lisa before I met any of these other girls. During our Sophomore year in high school Temple City (woot woot!) and Arcadia had an ASB exchange. We worked together, because we she was the class President and I was my class V.P. Little did I know that I would be taking her portraits years from then! : ))
Annie:Â super artistic, full of sarcasm, Annie is all things Korean (looks and everything)! Annie and I met in college and were a part of the same church group on campus. She is always so full of FUN and can get along with just about everyone. I am so proud of her for taking advantage of all her resources and really living life to the fullest. Be on the lookout for her art blog (ahem, Annie!). She will go far! : )
Vivian (aka Vee): this girl has such a fun and bubbly personality and laughs at EVERYTHING. She is miss fashionista and just opened up a store in Alhambra where she will be selling her own designs (check out her website here!). Vivian is in her last semester of undergrad and everyone is sure that she will be a big hit in the near future!