One of my favorite things about Camryn’s session was the contrast. Camryn’s beauty, and the junkyard behind her. It was her idea to shoot in a junkyard, and it turned into one of my favorite sessions. Camryn is described by those who know her (now including me!) as a strong leader, ambitious, confident, bubbly, passionate and focused. She’s graduating from Cabrillo High School, and has big plans for her future. “My dream is to join the military, and go overseas to work with women from the sex-trafficking ring. My hopes are to interview women and hear their stories, and someday write a book to raise awareness for their cause.” To prepare for this, Camryn will be attending Arizona State University to major in journalism and communications. “I love to write”, she says, “and this will help me to become a journalist, and to reach my goals. The major is versatile enough to apply to many possible paths, so I can do well wherever I end up.”
Camryn is already keeping busy, working at both Endless Summer Tanning Salon, and as a social media specialist at Remax Realty. On top of that, she runs her own business teaching swimming. In high school, she’s on the varsity swim team, and is president of the Future Business Leaders of America, and secretary of both the National Honors Society, and the California Scholarship Federation, and is the Link Crew leader. She draws her work ethic from her father’s example. She said, “My dad is the absolute hardest worker I know. He raised me to be strong and independent, and I could never thank him enough for that.” She has fond memories of high school, and recalls her favorite: “Being on a sports team, and never losing a league game. I loved getting to know my second family, and watching my team grow up into such amazing people.”
I asked her where she sees herself in five years. “In the military. Most likely overseas, in the Middle East. I’m taking Arabic in college, to help me learn better how to communicate with the women I want to work with.” Camryn is full of spirit, and her passion for such noble goals is inspiring. Here’s what she said about why she chose me: “I just feel like Jill captures people’s spirits. You don’t even have to know the person, but you see her pictures, and you feel like you’e heard their whole life story. She is so creative and so easy to work with.” It’s humbling to work with such a beautiful, hard working person, and it was a privilege to capture her gorgeous spirit.
I wish you every good thing in all of your endeavors, Camryn!