Meet the beautiful Kiara! It has been such a treat to start to get to know this wonderful girl and I can't wait to spend a whole year photographing and getting to know her even better.  Kiara totally rocked her burgundy gown from my style closet and her whole shoot was magic! Check out her portraits bellow and get tot know her a little from her fun answers to the questionnaire bellow.

School: Santa Ynez Valley Union High School

Hometown: Solvang, CA

Dream Job: Human Rights Activist or Lawyer

Biggest Accomplishment So Far In High School: I have received all A’s in all the semesters I’ve been in high school.

Unusual Talent That I Have: I can sing pretty well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Favorite Place On Earth: The beach in summer or my couch with my dogs.

Favorite Song: Make Me Feel by Janelle Monáe

Person I Most Want To Meet: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Favorite Things In My Closet: My American Eagle jeans and my velvet off-the-shoulder bodysuit

Something I Wish I Were Better At: any sort of physical activity

3 Things I Can't Live Without: my animals, music, and my phone (for safety and entertainment purposes)

My Goal After High School: To get into a four-year college like UCLA

My Hobbies: Acting (I’m in theatre), Singing

Favorite Fictional Character: Eric Effiong from Sex Education

The Last Good Book I Read: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Brunt

What I'm Excited About For My Senior Year: being one year closer to graduating and all of the fun senior privileges and activities

A Random Fact About Myself: I have dual citizenship in England

My Friends Would Describe Me As: introverted around others but loud around them

3 Things No One Knows About Me: 1. I hate spring onions, 2. I want to be better at applying makeup even though I don’t wear a lot, 3. I like watching cake decorating videos on Instagram

I choose Lucia Kiel Portraits and the ROLEmodel Program because: It seemed like a good opportunity to branch out of my comfort zone, meet new people, and make myself more confident. Also, who doesn’t want to have professional hair and makeup done to them?!