So, social media nowadays really allows you to essential stalk (or lurk, as my sweet friend Laura would say) other photographers, graphic designers.. creatives in general. I was working at PS the other day and I see this adorable girl walking around the store, and she walks up to the checkout and pulls out a bag with a camera on it (from Target, I believe) and I commented on it. Our conversation went a little something like this:

Me: Oh, hey - I like your bag. Are you a photographer? Marissa: Yeah! Well, I want to be. I love it. Me: Yeah, I do too! I'm a photographer. Marissa: Yeah, I think I've seen you on... instagram...

And so, it started. Instantly friends.

Marissa is a sweet soul who has a carefree, youthful spirit. As someone who turns 25 this year (omgg, whattt) - I really appreciate her lust for life. She giggles constantly and has a huge smile, it'd be impossible to not want to be her friend! She's 17, an aspiring photographer, and I can't wait to see where she ends up!