[Portraits] Melissa Kim

I don't quite recall exactly how we first met, but I do remember spotting the girls of BASH from across the wedding expo room and knowing that with their spunk and uncanny sense of style, I wanted to be friends.  It was during a local women's creative group meeting that I actually got to sit down and talk to Melissa, completely unaware of her handsome and well-mannered young son quietly feeding at her side.  Hair loosely coiled into a top knot, silky olive green blouse beautifully complimenting her skin, and an arm party fit for a queen!  Not only was I clearly in awe of Melissa's great taste, but moreso her kindness, openness, and genuine love for the people around her.  From the moment I met her, I knew she was a shining gem, and I am forever grateful to not only have such a smart, intelligent, and all-freaking-knowing, business savvy girlfriend (from N.C.! whhhaaaaaa), but a hospitable, hilarious, and downright giving sister on the island---with a killer closet to raid.  ;)  

Contax 645, Fuji 400h