Olivia Yates, Class of 2017
Olivia and I met up before the break of dawn on a cold, blustery morning. While we were waiting for the sun to come up, we walked around our shoot location to keep warm and get to know each other a little more.
Turns out Olivia is a really smart and industrious gal. She works when she's not studying and wants to get her master's degree in nursing once she goes off to college.
As someone who spent seven years in college, my heart always leaps a little when I hear a young woman set high goals for herself. You go, Olivia! I have no doubt this girl is going to move mountains.
Olivia is also a budding artist. She works with mixed media and has a great creative eye. She showed me some of her work on her phone and it was really impressive. I sometimes get in creative ruts and I really admire people that create imagery from total scratch- no pintrest boards, no copying, just straight imagination. That's where Olivia's talent shines.
We chose Harper's Ferry for our shoot because Olivia had seen a waterfall in my portfolio from years back. I'm so glad she chose it- I love the way it gave some movement to our images and blew her hair around softly.
Olivia, it was such a pleasure to work with you, girl! I wish you all the success in the world! Keep in touch and let me know how college treats you!
Claire Watson is a Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer based in Martinsburg, WV; she joyfully serves clients in West Virginia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.