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    Hi! This is the photography and lifestyle blog of Sheena Bean of Photography In the Light. I am a lifestyle photographer based in Kauai, Hawaii. I moved here with my family in January of 2015. My husband is the youth pastor at Lihue Missionary Church and we are raising three little world changers, Noakea, Banyan, and Avenlea Wren. This is His story, our story, and little snippets of life on a 562 square mile rock in the middle of the Pacific.

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Eastern North Carolina Photographer {Teens: Holly}

When I was a little girl, I used to wish I had red hair and green eyes.  Actually, let me rephrase that, I used to pray, literally, that my eyes and hair would change colors and that my eyes would magically turn green.  Needless to say, I woke up disappointed in the morning and nothing changed.  I even asked my mom for a beautiful red haired, green eyed doll for my 10th birthday (shout out to Felicity!!).

A lot has changed in the 19 years since then, but one thing that remains is my affinity for what I consider to be the most beautiful coloring in a woman.  I have known Holly for a few years and never thought to ask her to model for me until a few days ago when I ran into her at her workplace.  She looked so cute in her Little Caesars uniform, but I knew that a white dress and some brown boots in the perfect location would bring out her unique beauty in a special way.  She asked me if her boyfriend, Dusty, could come along and I was happy to have a sweet young couple to pose for me.  It’s always so fun and reminisce-able (i made that word up) to be around young love.  Dusty is a senior in high school and is shipping off to join the Marines when he graduates.  It made me happy to be able to capture this phase of their relationship before the chaos of adult life takes over.

I used a location that I have driven by 100 times, but had never bothered to really adventure around.  The leaves here are just starting to really change, and I love taking pictures this time of year.  Unfortunately, the day was super overcast and dark, so I didn’t get those glowing backlit shots I was envisioning, but I am very happy with the outcome of this session, nonetheless.

Holly, thank you for being such a willing model and for tromping through the prickly grass for me!  I had a great time and hope that you did too.

October 31, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Ally - I too dreamed of being a red head…

October 31, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Virginia - That’s why Jesse’s gma, Joan, felt such a connection to you…she told me she always wanted a red-headed daughter with green eyes. She thinks it’s the best thing in the entire world…but she still loves her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter despite their lack of red hair and green eyes.

October 31, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Ronda - Love Love Love the pictures. You did an amazing job!

October 31, 2013 - 7:48 pm

Alicia Hatmaker - Oooh, you were so right about the colors in this session. The green makes her hair look so vibrant! I love that second set of photos – she looks so content and at peace!

October 31, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Moriah - These are amazing! Love them!

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