Meet Christiana. She’s a gorgeous, fun-loving, creative senior that came down from Tonopah to do senior portraits with me. It was such a fun afternoon!

We started our planning for the portrait session by creating a Pinterest board that we all pinned ideas to. I noticed Christiana posted a great, cozy coffee shop shot, and that got my wheels turning. Adorable coffee shop to shoot in? Heck yes!

I met up with Christiana and her mama at my absolute fave coffee shop in Vegas — Cafe Darak. We chose two locations for the shoot and decided the first would be the cafe. (How could I resist? It’s so damn cute!)

And Cafe Darak was awesome. They were happy to let me do my thing, moving from spot to spot, taking pics. The big windows filled with light were a dream. And let me just tell ya, in case you haven’t been there, they have THE BEST honey bread. A big, thick slice of toasted bread, ice cream, syrup, and yummy spices (I’m thinking it’s cinnamon, but I usually eat it so fast, I’ve never actually stopped to check this out). Point being. Go to Cafe Darak. They rock.

This turned out to be the perfect spot to start the session and get comfortable. We chatted a bit about the pics before starting, and then we got to work. I just love working with clients that are open to creative concepts and locations! Christiana and her mom, Melissa, were amazing. I absolutely loved getting to know them. Enjoy this peek at the first part of our afternoon!