For those that follow this blog, it is no secret to you that I love Shari Nakagawa. Not only is she the brilliant photographer behind Sushi Rice Studios, a dog-lover extraordinaire, and general all around super fun gal, but she’s also one of our brides from 2013. Thus this PP session was a little bit different: I knew Shari, I’d had her in front of the camera twice before, only just in a very different context. Now she wasn’t in a wedding dress (dark teal BTW…rock star!), it was just her, and me, and a white wall…and I knew what I wanted to get.
Shari is super fun – like the kind of fun that’s always up for anything, that will be the first one to jump at any crazy adventure, and that leaves you with a perpetual smile on your face. Aside from being a photographer, Shari is also a belly dancer and she has great hair, so I simply asked her to show me some moves and get the mane flying. This is what happened…LOVE
I’d also brought along my hula-hoop…just in case. In case I got stuck shooting someone really stiff and I needed inspiration. Well that was definitely NOT the case here, but the hula matched Shari’s spirit so it seemed a good idea. And she’s good at it too! Seems before she took up belly dancing she used those moves to win a few hula contests as well. Awesome.
Thank you Shari for trusting me yet again, and for always being up to playing. We need a photo date…soon!