To say I am excited to share these photos is a GROSS UNDERSTATEMENT. ALL CAPS TO EMPHASIZE, Y'ALL.
Krista is a darling. I know this because a) I'm not a fool and b) I've had the privilege of knowing her at a few stages of her life. Her family lives very near mine, so I got to babysit her a few times when she was just a little thing (cue the "you're old!" jokes), and then a few years ago, I got to be her teacher!
Teacher secret: Every year, there was a student whose paper I would always grade first. If they missed anything, I'd double-check to make sure my answer key was correct before moving forward and grading everyone else's papers. Basically I was more confident in that student's ability to be correct than in my own. CoughKristacough. Everytime.
Krista and I had a blast planning her shoot. We got a makeup artist (she's the BEST) to come doll her up just a little, and we explored around her parent's house and the surrounding area. Then...y'all. I just can't. I don't know how to tell y'all this.
She's a waterskier.
Not like me--recreational, learned as a kid and likes to pretend it's something special--but like ultralegitcompletelytalentedearnsawardsatthenationallevel for real. So we got out in the boat (pulled by her younger brother, no less--how cool are these people?!) and she gave us a show. She competes in jump and slalom as well, but trick is her favorite, so trick she did.
BUCKLE UP. This is absurd. The great kind.