A couple of weekends ago, I was in Texas working with some fellow photographer friends on off-camera flash.  We scheduled three sessions, two senior sessions and a maternity session.  

I was taking a break and enjoying our venue, the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, when I spotted this beautiful lady enjoying the day and walking her dog.  I knew in an instant that my first subject for a series I have been tossing around in my mind for a few months had just presented herself to me.  

I asked Kaye if I could photograph her and her sweet little Mindy, and she was more than happy to pose for me.  I explained that she was my very first subject for my new series, which I am calling "Faces in a Flash."  She was absolutely thrilled.  She lived in Savannah, Georgia for 20 years and had recently moved to Grapevine.  She is an active volunteer at The Rec there, where she helps with programs for the senior citizens.  

She has a contagious zest for life.  Her shirt (which I didn't notice until I was working on this post) absolutely reflects who she is.  She was thrilled to learn that I was visiting from Georgia, and that my husband had been born and raised in Savannah.  What a small world.  I think there was a reason that she became my first Face in a Flash.    


Thank you, Kaye and Mindy.  My day became brighter because of our brief connection.