Anytime : Vanessa | Juris Doctor | San Francisco


Congratulations to my friend Vanessa! She just graduated from Law School at Santa Clara University. She’s now busy studying for the California Bar Exam.

I’ve known Vanessa since we studied abroad in Lyon, France, through the University of California Education Abroad Program. She was quiet at first. Emphasis on at first. The shyness quickly melted away and we became fast friends. Since then, we’ve had many crazy adventures. She always makes me laugh. Without even trying. She’s so full of life and so herself…if that makes sense.

Whenever I think of Vanessa, I never remember that she’s a lawyer in the making. I guess that’s because she’s so fun and spirited. I don’t usually associate lawyers with being fun or spirited. Of course, what the heck do I know about lawyers?! Not much. But Vanessa has her serious side. Her studious side. The lawyer side. The combination of these qualities creates the essence of Vanessa. She’ll keep you guessing, but in a good way.

A couple of weeks ago Vanessa asked me if I’d take some photos of her. Of course, how fun!




We started at Lori’s Diner right off of Union Square in San Francisco.



Then we headed out onto Union Square. I asked Vanessa to channel her inner America’s Next Top Model.



Work it.



Loving this shot:



I love this one. Vanessa is sassy. And I think this photo screams it:




The story behind this set. Well, Vanessa and I were walking from one corner of Union Square to the other. We saw this guy with red denim and a black shirt. We jokingly whispered that she should take a picture with the guy. But they were walking ahead of us and we didn’t bother. Then we arrived at the stairs and ran into the guy with the red pants and his friends. He approached us and asked for a picture. Et voila!


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  • Reply Jessica Hanaumi 05.29.2009 at 1:08 pm

    Those shots at the diner are perfect! As usual, I love reading the story behind your photos as well! Congratulations to your friend!

  • Reply Vanessa 05.29.2009 at 1:25 pm

    Catie, you’re amazing!! You really did capture the moments! I had so much fun with you that day! And hey, I can always scratch the law thing and go into modeling, right? RIGHT?! hahaha.

  • Reply Lydia 05.29.2009 at 2:02 pm

    What cool locations! Awesome job at capturing her fun and laughter, Catie! My favorite is #5.

  • Reply Hana Hsiao 05.29.2009 at 3:32 pm

    Beautiful! You definitely captured the Vanessence! :)

  • Reply Mercy 05.29.2009 at 11:25 pm

    awesome photos. she’s pretty, he’s pretty. everything’s prettty. lol.

  • Reply Mercy 05.29.2009 at 11:26 pm

    great story too lol

  • Reply carissa 05.30.2009 at 12:39 am

    great set of pictures Catie!

  • Reply michelle cunningham 05.31.2009 at 11:40 am

    that’s a happy celebration on that first shot for sure! love it! by the way… she’s smart AND sassy! check out that look back walk. mmmm hmmm.

  • Reply sara 05.31.2009 at 4:23 pm

    Those are awesome, Catie! Great work!

  • Reply EB 06.23.2009 at 10:52 pm

    vaness looks soooo beautiful! nice job with the framing and locations catie!

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