Tiarra Sorte. I could sit here and write out bullet points on all the things I love about her, but we could be here until next month....or longer. Instead, I give you a brief description of why she is so important to me and photos that showcase her radiant beauty.
She came into my life when I needed her the most. Good ol' Instagram brought us together (yes, that actually does happen) and our long distance friendship began. Our text chain goes back two years now and it's still going strong. We talk almost every day, counseling each other on the ways of the photography industry, ingredients for salads (she makes amazing salads fyi) and new things that are inspiring us.
// When our friendship was new I thought how interesting it was that someone who is a bit quiet, shy and introverted is also so outspoken, laughs loudly (I'm obsessed with her laugh) and so goofy. She tells me being around people who are extroverted brings those qualities out in her and I've always loved that. I realized we balance each other out; a recipe for a beautiful dynamic.
Surrounding yourself with people who challenge you, inspire you and make you pause for admiration is everything and that's what Tiarra is for me. Her effortless way of managing her business, her family of six and her relationships astound me. I want be just like her when I grow up and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if every single person she knows feels the same way.
// Love you, girl. Thank you for allowing me to photograph you the way I always imagined. \\