One of the joys of writing my blog is meeting and collaborating with photographers. I love sharing my vision and ideas and then waiting for my partner to take over and bring the ideas to life. I have been especially lucky with my dear friend Kendra Olson. Kendra is a natural photographer, yes, but she is so much more: Kendra is a creative force! Working with Kendra has elevated my blog to new levels of experimentation and creativity. Kendra tries new angles and perspectives and truly brings my vision to life. It is no wonder that Kendra is an original young woman, with her own unique style and flair! We have been working together for over a year, and I could go on taking photos with Kendra forever. But I am heartbroken because Kendra and her family are moving to California today. The Olsons have been world travelers for Kendra’s entire young life – it is what makes her a free spirit – and now, her travels take her out West. I will miss Kendra immensely. But I will take her with me as I go forward. And of course, I am already dreaming of taking fashion photos with Kendra as soon as possible – with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop!
Love to you, Kendra and Hang Ten! x Melissa
Photos: Susan Olson