I knew I was going to enjoy photographing Sarah when I broached the idea of rescheduling because of 25 mile-an-hour winds.
It didn’t bother me, but, you know? The hair?
“Nope,” she said. “We’re doing this today!”
On top of the blustery weather, Sarah was on the verge of missing school the next day because she was sick.
Neither being in the weather nor under it made a difference to her.
We got started in the middle of the football field where she popped off several silly poses that broke the ice.
Then we climbed the bleachers.
And then under the bleachers.
She waded in water while wearing her prom dress.
And turned into pure country.
Then she dared to go where few go – even if she did chicken out half way to the top.
Through it all, she dared to be what she wanted to be rather than what others wanted to see.
I din’t like the wind, but I loved Sarah’s spirit.