It’s an amazing thing to have beautiful friends. I mean it. It has saved me hours of scouring model mayhem looking for models for photography practice shoots in Kansas City. All joking aside, Michaela is beautiful inside and out. When we first moved to Kansas City, she was my first friend. You might actually recognize her from her Kansas City maternity session and baby Annie’s newborn session. If you missed it, you can check it out here. When I decided to pull together a headshot practice session in our tiny Kansas City home, I knew she would be the perfect model. It’s interesting how a familiar face changes when you start looking at it through the lens of a camera. Maybe it was the hair or just the fact that they are both gorgeous, but during this shoot I could have sworn Michaela was a dead ringer for Taylor Swift. Editing the photos she looked just like a girl I knew back home. But as I pulled them together for this post, I realized it was a look all her own. This won’t be the last time you see Michaela popping up on this blog as I have a lot more practicing to do and I can’t wait to get her out of my living room and into Kansas City. Stay tuned and enjoy!