Manya. Her grandmother's name. She was named Marrianna after her grandmother, and she has now taken Manya as her stage name as she embraces her acting career. Not only is this her story, it is also the legacy she is building for herself and her way of honoring her family lineage.
We started our time together with beautiful, classic senior portraits. I am so happy with the way these turned out. Traditional yet timeless, they capture and elegance that Mariana carries with her everywhere she goes.
Even if she would only wanted classic and casual portraits, I would have been delighted. The person I am photographing always matters more then this style of the portrait we are creating. But Mariana is an actress, and she loves trying new things. As soon as I brought up the idea of the long tulle skirts, a golden flower, and fog machine, her eyes sparkled and her smile was so big. We jumped right in.
The best part? There is a video that shows the creative process!
Because Marianna is part of my growing Model Team, you will see her again when we photograph the rest of her senior portraits later this summer. I am thrilled that I get to continue working with her. I look forward to watching this class of 2020 high school reach for her dreams over the next year.
Manya, it is an incredible pleasure photographing you. You are a ray of light. ✨
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