I met Valerie at the fair, while she was staffing the Humboldt Creamery booth next to ours. Performing her dairy princess duties quite admirably, she had a smiling face and cheerful disposition the entire fair, which is more than I can say for myself. We spent an afternoon up at her parent’s ranch photographing her in several spots that she picked out. One was an old International flatbed truck that was slowly returning back to nature. We brought the vintage clothing, and she brought along the sunflowers which added just the right punctuation to her already sunny disposition.