One of the most memorable things about beautiful Jada was her unique spirit. Soft, sweet and genuine, she made the session into a wonderful day. She’s graduating from Cabrillo High School, and she has her mind set on pursuing a degree in something that she loves to do, at UCSC or CCA. She’s a creative girl, and loves to express that passion through writing, fashion, or design, so the majors she’s interested in are Journalism, Interior Design or Fashion. I love her style, it was versatile and unique to her own personality, and it looked gorgeous on her! We had her session out in Los Olivos, in its beautiful wine-country landscape. We walked around downtown, and found some colorful backdrops to highlight Jada’s gorgeous looks. The sun added a lovely backlight in many of the pictures, giving her an added glow to her already radiant personality.
Her vision for her session with me was for it to be fun, and make her feel beautiful, and I think that we made that happen! Jada’s a humble girl, and has a quiet confidence about her that is inspiring to me. I asked her who she looks up to: “Yara Shahidi; she’s only eighteen and is constantly under the public eye, but never fails to spread her positivity and kindness.” She said, “Yara is extremely intelligent for being so young, and constantly talks about her desire for equal rights in America. She’s also one of the people who taught me how to accept and love my natural hair, and that there is more than one definition of beautiful.” You can tell how thoughtful and insightful Jada is; the earlier that you learn the truth about there not being one definition of beautiful, the better, and Jada’s journey so far has given her such a wealth of wisdom.
It was a wonderful day spent with Jada, and it’s always a joy of mine to get to know such passionate people. Jada loves this too, and while she’s going to miss high school, she keeps the memories she’s made close to her heart. One of her favorites was one day after school, driving out to the beach with her friends, simply to spend time with each other and, in her words, did nothing but laugh. It’s those memories that will last a lifetime; even though they might not be extravagant, it’s the good times with people that we love that we seem to remember the most.
I wish Jada many more wonderful memories, and the greatest success in doing what she loves to do. Congratulations!