If you've spent any amount of time around me, you've probably heard me talk about how much I absolutely love Girls Rock Denver. It's a summer camp I've volunteered with for a couple years now, and we provide a week of songwriting, workshops, and community for female-identified/gender non-comforming youth, and it's pure magic. I'm always blown away by how powerful it is, and by the space it creates.
Last summer, one of the girls in the band I managed for the week reached out wanting some kind of guidance on being a solo musician, so one of my good friends (who was my counterpart/coach during the camp) and I started getting coffee with her and providing some "insight" (or whatever music school taught us) and some connections/opportunities. Last week, I was able to take some portraits with her around the Santa Fe Arts District, which was fitting because of how close her school and the camp is to the area. I remember learning about portraits in high school, and getting marked off of a project slightly because no one was looking directly at the camera. As shown in the photos below, it was a similar situation... But honestly, I think it fits well with her vibe and aesthetic, and I love how the photos turned out. Just something for me to be more aware of in future shoots. :)