Birthday Shoot

On the day before I turned 29, I was gifted with the opportunity to be featured in DMV photographer Phillip Herring’s “Melanin Series”.

Here are a few shots from the section entitled, “Royalty”:


I’ll admit, it felt very strange to be in front of a camera again after being out of commission for months. I’m learning to accept myself and new changes in my life. And I’ve found that acceptance is the beginning of many wonderful things.

This shoot was a solid reminder that if you ever forget or question your own beauty, an artist will remind you how beautiful you are. I love these portraits.

When was the last time you saw yourself in a photo and fell in love? (Yes, #selfies count!)

Find more “Melanin”along with amazing portraits, street scenes and info from Herring HERE.