Introducing the incredible Gabi, a volleyball star at San Marco‍‍‍s High School and one of my class of 2017 senior models.  I could photograph this girl everyday! She is so sweet and down to earth and is so incredibly radiant.  For Gabi’s 10 minute model session she modeled a fantastic romper from Lovebird Boutique in the Funk Zone.  This session was such a blast.  You can hear more about our shoot in the Funk Zone and see the group images from that day here.

Learn more about this lovely girl in the answers to her questionnaire bellow:

– Hometown: Portland, Oregon then I moved to Santa Barbara, CA when I was 10

– Nickname: Gabi

– Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or Combo (what’s your favorite social media): I love Instagram and Snapchat.

– Dream Job: a college division 1 volleyball coach.

– How Do You Define Beauty?: beauty to me means that you are a kind, genuine and loving person. A beautiful person is when they make other people around them feel beautiful and special and important. It doesn’t matter what you look like physically, it matters what kind of heart that you have.

– I Chose Lucia Kiel Portraits and This Model Program Because: I love her purpose behind her photography how she wants to show women’s inner beauty as well as there outter beauty. Plus after meeting her I appreciated how passionate she was about what she’s doing and what a genuine person she truly is.

– Biggest Accomplishment So Far In High School: I earned a full ride scholarship to play division 1 volleyball at San Diego State University.

– Unusual Talent That I Have: I can do “neck farts” like armpit farts but with my neck.

– Favorite Place On Earth: it doesn’t matter where it is… As long as I’m on a volleyball court.

– Favorite Song: Ayo by Chris Brown

– Person I Most Want To Meet: I want to meet Karrueche Tran because I think she’s absolutely stunning!

– Favorite Things In My Closet: my Stan Smiths. My high top converse. And my black jack percells.

– Something I Wish I Were Better At: I wish I was better at singing. Because I’m seriously tone def.

– 3 Things I Can’t Live Without: my Nike sweatpants. French bread and butter. And obviously my IPhone.

– Something I Always Have In My Purse: I always have my Bubble and Charm cup of tea fragranced hand cream.

– Favorite App On My Phone: definitely Instagram.

– My Goal After High School: To graduate from a 4 year college (SDSU) earning my business degree. As well as earn a National Championship for volleyball there. Then when I graduate I plan on playing professionally over seas.

– My Hobbies:  VOLLEYBALL, I volunteer at The Village as a tutor for the kids who live there. I participate in the Kids Helping Kids Foundation at my school. I love to listen to music!

– Favorite Fictional Character: Katniss Everdeen

– The Last Good Book I Read: Wooden by Coach John Wooden

– What I’m Excited About For My Senior Year: I’m excited to finally have a more mellow schedule as well as being involved in our non-profit foundation called Kids Helping Kids.

– A Random Fact About Myself: I like to dance in front of the mirror before volleyball games to get pumped up!

– My Friends Would Describe Me As:  Loving, passionate, intense, silly and I don’t care what other people think of me. I don’t give up and I work hard at everything I put my mind to.

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GABI'S BOUTIQUE SHOOT

© LUCIA KIEL PORTRAITS 2018

SANTA BARBARA, CA PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY