Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Former Cheerleader

The Former Cheerleader

Brown Eyed Girl

This is Emelie. I noticed her in Handen a few days ago and decided to ask her for a portrait. She is a secondary student at the Fredrika-Bremer school. To earn some money she works extra on weekends at a fast food place. I asked her if she had any fun hobbies. Not any more was her answer. She used to enjoy horse back riding at the Tungelsta riding school, but had given up on that. And she has decided to quit cheerleading, although the other members at Haninge Cheer Elite doesn't know about that yet. I couldn't decide which photo to use so I uploaded two portraits of he beautiful Emilie.

17 comments:

Jacob said...

Rah, rah, Emillie!

Nice work, Steffe...I'm beginning to think you lead a very difficult life. Hah!

Tinsie said...

She's super cute! What a lovely portrait :-)

Olivier said...

un très beau visage, j'aime beaucoup la deuxième photo.

VP said...

That's exactly how I imagine a cheerleader!

Halcyon said...

She looks like the perfect cheerleader - very peppy and just the right size to toss around. :)

Nice portraits.

Washington said...

So cute!

Buck said...

You just walk up and ask for a portrait? I think you have friendlier citizens than I do. Or maybe I am a coward :-)

Steffe said...

It's a tough job Jacob...

That's right Buck. It has worked 360 times over the last few years, so I must be doing something right. It was difficult at first as I was quite nervous, but the worst thing that can happen is that someone says no, and that happens quite often. In fact just a minute before I met Emelie someone turned me down.

Gunn said...

Again, a beautiful model. And a good choice to show both the shots.

B SQUARED said...

I used to date a cheerleader. She looked nothing like her.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

Very good photo, she is a great mix of pretty/cute and has a beautiful smile. Don't blame her for wanting to quit chearleading.
I like that you just walk up and ask people for their photo, as long as it isn't dangerous to you. Good way to meet people and have human interaction which I think we all need.

LD said...

Oh yes so glad I stumbled upon your site..you're featuring people - my favorite subject. And you've got an amazing eye. Looking forward to more.

T. Becque said...

Another nice portrait of a cutie.

Peter said...

What sport does she cheer for or is it cheerleading on its own? You should be sponsored by the Svenska Turist people for promoting Haninge.

Steffe said...

It's the sport of Cheerleading Peter. Haninge Cheer Elite have won a few titles and have nine different teams. I watched them perform last summer during the annual Haninge Day celebrations.

Once you start shooting a lot of portraits LD, there's no going back!

Joy said...

Are all young Swedish women really slim? What's their secret?

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Steffe said...

They are all not as slim as Emilie. If there's a secret no one has told me about it!