{Chicago Senior Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Nicky

June 15, 2017

One of my good clients and a friend from my previous job called me to ask about a session for her niece Nicky. Her sister was coming over from Texas with her family to celebrate Nicky’s 15th birthday, Quinceañera, a very important day for a young lady, and she wanted to give her a surprise gift – a photo session. I was so happy about that, as I am a firm believer that experiences are more worth than materialistic gifts. We talked about clothing choices, and I made a beautiful tulle skirt, a light peach color that Nicky chose, not knowing what it was for. On the day of the session they told her they are going to a park, where they met me. Well … Nicky had no idea and was quite surprised. We dressed her up for her special day and I took beautiful photos of her.Chicago senior photographyChicago senior photographyChicago senior photographyChicago senior photographyChicago senior photography

Chicago senior photography I asked Nicky couple questions about her.

Q – For some Quinceañera is a huge event and a big change, do you feel any different?

A: Physically I don’t feel any different however emotionally it was a big event since it is a reminder that I am on the verge of adulthood.

Q – What is your favorite activity? How did you come to it?

A: My favorite activity is beauty(hair and makeup) because it boosts my confidence. I know I don’t need makeup or the best hair but it’s something I love to do.

Q – What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is pesto pasta with mushrooms from Barnellis…YUM!

Q – Who is your real life Idol? Why?

A: My real life idol is my mom because she is the strongest women I know! She cooks, cleans, works, takes care of me and my dad while having type 1 diabetes and she loves me with all her heart.

Q – We all dream, some have smaller dreams, some dream big, but mostly we try to make them attainable. Name one that is important to you and why?

A: I don’t know exactly what I want to be yet but my dream is to one day have a job that I love and to be able to support my family and for everyone in it to be happy and healthy.

Q – Best advice you’ve ever been given?

A:The best advice anyone has ever given me is to have compassion.

Then we headed to another park with some water. The sun was setting down way too fast, but we were able to get some gorgeous photos.

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South Side Chicago Senior Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography

Martina Valekova specializes in maternity, family, senior, couples outdoor/studio photography, and children/ family lifestyle photography.   To see more of Martina’s work, please go to www.martinavalekovaphotography.com or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MartinaValekovaPhotography. You may contact Martina by email at info@martinavalekova.com.

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