Samantha went about the business, of going about her business, in preparing herself for our photo-session ahead. I would glance over at her, periodically, as I set up my gear. I could see her calculated, focused expression, as she methodically prepared herself … like a consummate professional. Her loving mother, Linda, sat quietly on the sidelines, viewing her daughters’ preparation phase. I was so amazed at how “dialed-in” Samantha was, with everything she deemed necessary to do, to prepare herself for the session. Once the session was underway, it quickly became obvious, that this young, gifted and talented young woman was really special! I was amazed at how fluid and effortlessly she would execute her moves. She did them with such technical skill, style and grace, that I found myself, at times, looking through my viewfinder, saying to myself … “Woooow”!! At one point, I remember her coming over to me to review a jump she had just completed. Upon seeing it, with a direct and very determined look upon her youthful face, she asked to re-do it … as she had noticed a technical flaw in her jump. She re-did the jump … and “Ka-Bam”!! … She absolutely nailed it!! That spoke volumes to me, as to her perfectionism and her dedication toward the gift she was so blessed with. After reviewing the re-jump, and to her satisfaction, she displayed a smile that could light-up Hollywood! It is clear to see why Samantha is invited to travel to Austria, the summer of 2016, to showcase her gifted abilities. She is soooo excited about her upcoming trip, as she should be … and will no doubt, bring joy and excitement to all, in Austria, who would be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of her performance. She “IS” That Good! … with a very pleasant personality to match. I wish you much success, Samantha, in all your future endeavors. "I will always remember the day I personally witnessed your gifted-talents, through my lens … Absolutely Phenomenal ”!!