Sankalpa- determination to perform, desire, will, to do, or achieve…

… a great Nepali word to describe this beautiful girl! I met Upsi on my trip to Nepal a couple of years ago. She told me then she had a dream to come to the states to finish out her education, and here she is!

She came out for a visit over spring break and we seized the opportunity to shoot together! It was so much fun stylizing her “boho look” and beautiful, natural makeup (by Cammy Kelly). We shot in a local river bed at sunset, just before and during golden hour. Upsi made a couple of wardrobe changes and with the help of our fabulous makeup artist Cammy we kept her look young and fresh! With a little Santana and Pink playing in the background we all had fun during her session. She is adorable, authentic, a beautiful spirit…and that’s what I was hoping to capture!!!