My friendship with Paola is a true testament to the power of social media. We first connected via Instagram for me to shoot a couple photos for her blog and ended up having a field trip through Harlem for the rest of the day. I was welcomed into her home to catch a beautiful sunrise, my first glimpse at an unobstructed view of the beautiful New York skyline. I thank her for welcoming and trusting me to capture her with these photos as well as allowing creative minds to flourish together. Happy Birthday!