I met Sandra near the Mill City area in Minneapolis. I walked right by her initially as I was caught off guard and didn’t get a chance to build up my courage to ask for a portrait. I noticed she was looking at her phone intently, her bright red vibrant hair blowing in the wind. She was dressed mostly in black and her hair stood out very noticeably. I didn’t ask her for a portrait immediately as I thought maybe she was busy or talking with someone on her phone.
It was a warm spring day and luckily I was near my parked truck so I decided to drop off my jacket and head back to see if I could gather up my courage for a second pass. I looked back down the road and approximately 100 yards away and I could just barely see her off in the distance. As I approached I noticed she started to walk away... haha my luck, this seems to always happen but I kept walking anyways, hoping that maybe she would stop. Luckily Sandra finally stopped and when I reached her I introduced myself and my project. She seemed very happy and easy going, and she immediately said yes. I was thrilled.
Sandra seemed very kind and was easy to talk to. She told me she was on lunch break, and worked downtown at a Marketing firm nearby. When I asked her what she liked to do for fun she immediately said... Tango dancing! I thought her answer was spot on from my initial perception of her personality. She explained she just got back from Miami and was visiting her brother. She showed me a picture of her from that trip and was super excited about using some filter effects that made the picture pop. Sandra had such a positive demeanor and was a fun person to talk to.