I typically do not shoot senior portraits, but Natalia's mother, a colleague of mine, was quite persuasive over many weeks so I agreed. I am glad I did. With her Mom as my assistant, Natalia was a delight to shoot. 17 years old and preparing for college, she is smart, polite, funny and creative--she brought her 35mm film camera to the shoot loaded with Kodak T-MAX. This photo, taken in Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. was her mother's idea who suggested Natalia climb up a tree in her dress and Doc Martens boots.