Aama Harwood is technically part of the Class of 2014, but she is just so amazing that she is skipping her junior year of high school and will be graduating with the Class of 2013 from Durango High School. She is also one of our Class of 2013 senior models. We photographed her session on memorial day last week, after that crazy windy weekend. We started at Hair Fusion, as we always do, and the pandora station that day played lots of great 80′s music. So when Girls Just Want to Have Fun came on, Aama requested that it be the song for her music video. So, that also became the theme of her model session. And we did have fun! We used our favorite river spot, behind Big 5, and (I still can’t believe this happened), I got pooped on by a bird. There was cotton flying around everywhere from the cottonwood trees and when I felt something land in my hair, I was really hoping it was “heavy” cotton. It wasn’t. Ew. Aama was nice and didn’t make fun of me – and of course, Matt did. After I got over that incident, we continued the session downtown, at one of our favorite restaurants, Gazpacho’s. Aama had this great leather jacket we had to use with a nearby telephone booth and she also had a great teal dress that matched the stairs at Gazpacho’s. We used a beautiful pink rose bush and our favorite new brick wall as well. We finished the session in the studio, with a backdrop that Matt created, as it also matched Aama’s dress. Aama was really funny and creative and I loved all her ideas. I can’t wait for her next session to see what else she comes up with! I hope you love these few of my faves and make sure to check back for Aama’s music video set to Girls Just Want to Have Fun!