Gabbie’s Graduate Portrait Session was a very cool one! The beautiful outdoor grounds of Caltech made it that much more exciting of a portrait session for the both of us. Whenever possible I love to include architecture in the portraits that I shoot. Having interesting backgrounds enriches the portraits and turns them into portraits that can be used as wall art for my clients. Being careful of where to place your subject into the background can become a bit challenging. Among other things, I must make sure that all the needed details of the subject’s wardrobe are in the right angle when depressing my camera’s shutter. Nevertheless, it’s all that, that makes photographing outdoors an exciting time! I am very happy that I was able to deliver these images of Gabbie that tell a bit of her sweet and energetic personality.
Below is a quote from one of the conversations we shared as we walked from spot to spot. I asked Gabbie, “What attracted you into earning a Bachelors Of Science in Biology?”. I found her answer to be very sincere for it spoke about her motivation and interest in the field of sciences. I want to share it because it tells more about Gabbie than what I was able to capture of her personality; she is not only a beautiful person on the outside, but she is equally as beautiful on the inside.
“I chose to study Biology because I have always been curious about forensic science, ever since I witnessed someone get wrongly accused of a serious act they didn’t commit. As a child I remember being very outspoken and somehow as a young adult I became somewhat shy. As an adult, I wasn’t liking that about myself, so I decided in order to change that about me I would study forensic science and enter into an arena where being outspoken would serve a good purpose. I like seeking out the truth while remaining unbiased and helping others.” ~ Gabbie