I was excited and a little bit nervous when I was sent this assignment. Paloma is legally blind but she hasn't let that stop her from doing anything. It's actually fueled her to work even harder and help others in her position. She started a website called Paloma's Dream and a Fund the Gap campaign that raised over 1.25 million bucks!
So when they told me about the assignment, I was given the basics but I had no idea how much energy this shoot would bring, how much direction I would need to give and how Paloma would do. Also, the only images I could find of Paloma were of a very young girl. Let's just say - she completely nailed the shoot. She couldn't have been more lively and more energetic. Hilarious as well! Everything went perfectly and we got a lot of great options for Oprah magazine. She's also gotten even more press since then, even being features in this Tallahassee article.