I met Lauren on a sunny warm afternoon near the Gold Medal park area in Minneapolis. She was walking with her dog Louie. Lauren works as a Consultant at a local bank and she was on break enjoying the nice weather and getting in a walk with her dog. Lauren is also big into running and she has run in the Twin Cities Marathons. She also loves the local ice cream shop called Izzy’s ice cream, which I have heard from many people now so need to check out in the future.
I originally noticed Lauren because she was holding her dog and not walking him. As I approached her she put her dog down to walk. I said hello and introduced myself and explained the project I was working on. I asked if I could make a portrait of her and she happily agreed. I also asked if she could pick her dog back up as they both had a cute look that I thought added to the overall portrait of what I originally saw. Don’t you agree?