old meets new at the Merchant's Lane Cafe. the aging walls, the modern hanging seat and cute-green bar stools, pretty paintings, the abundance of light. i stared at the incense coils hanging from the high ceiling, how they match the huge fans ventilating the area. such an unpredictable, airy feel to every nooks + corner. time flew during this portrait session because we were having way too much fun. before i knew it, it was time to go. wide awake from strong coffee + the sweetest carrot cake.