Audrey Hepburn once said,
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner[…] I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
And who better to exemplify that than Abby? When she told me that she wanted to do an Audrey Hepburn style photo shoot, I admittedly had to do a little research. After watching some clips, I could see why Abby wanted to exemplify her in the shoot- she was amazing. Known for her beauty, elegance and grace, Miss Hepburn fits Abby well. It’s fitting that she’s emulating an icon of playful elegance because Abby is so quirky and fun.
Appropriate for emulating the actress that played the flighty Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, we took photos in the whimsical Grapevine Botanical Gardens in Grapevine, Texas. As we walked through the gardens, surrounded by beautiful flowers, talking about her plans and why she chose this particular photoshoot, it became clear to me that Abby was a mature soul. We also moved to downtown Grapevine to get amazing shots of industrial structures, to emulate the city girl that Hepburn so often portrayed.
More than her maturity, she exudes grace and wonderment that is that’s hard not to feel as well. I couldn’t help but laugh through some of this shoot. Making silly faces and cracking jokes, she also exemplified Audrey Hepburn’s quirkiness and wicked sense of humor. We spent so much of our time laughing and having fun. Audrey Hepburn also said,
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”
Laughing and having a great time, snapping photos in beautiful surroundings, it’s clear that Hepburn was absolutely right for this photo shoot.
Abby has her eyes set on the future, not unlike Hepburn, who was known to believe that,
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
And nothing is impossible for Abby. No matter what she does in life, she’s going to do amazing things, not unlike Miss Hepburn.
With her love of nature and beauty and the wonderment and joy she found in that park and in our time together, I know that she can bring that same thing to the world.
Her out of this world grace and poise is going to help her weather any situation and do it in style. Audrey was a style icon, and as great as these photos turned out, I wouldn’t be surprised if Abby was one too.
Finally, her sense of humor, how she can laugh and others around her can’t help but join in is going to serve her well. I had such a great time shooting with her and laughing with her that I know she can charm everyone else she meets. So look out world, Abby is coming.