Briar is a beautiful spirit. She and I first met in undergrad while she was studying Acting and I was studying Dance. We were paired up with one other Acting student (Hi Ashley!) to represent the Department of Theater Arts and Dance as fellow Peer Advisors. It was a fun job. We sat in a dark basement, helped other students with professor networking, sat in on faculty meetings as student representatives, helped organize departmental activities and when things were slow, shared our hopes, dreams and ideas about performance art with one another. After graduation, Briar ended up moving to upstate New York to study the Margolis Method of Acting and also began free lance writing poetry, children's stories and other literature. When she approached us about capturing some head shots for her writing, we were all in. She needed two looks: one, a classic, dark yet creative portrait for her poetry and literature....the other, playful and light for her Children's work. For the purposes of this blog post, I decided to include a few of her children's literature headshots, but I wanted to mostly focus on her black and white series. This was the first photoshoot actually done on Summer Street, in our home (everything else we shoot on location). We cleared out a sunny kitchen pantry room that we have off of our kitchen and got to work. Many of these shots were taken on film with our Canon EOS 3. It was wonderful catching up with Briar and hearing her adventures in writing, acting and life. Don't be surprised if you end up reading one of her books to your children someday!