I really like the black and white shot. It has a nice feel to it and evokes emotion. I didn't want to touch your shot but I wondered if you flipped it in Photoshop so she's looking to the right it would follow the composition rule better. I did it on my computer and liked it even better...Jim
Mike, you really have gift for shooting people. The first shot is spectacular. I also loved the one where she was blowing a kiss...the last one was great too...heck, they were all good. Can't wait to see more...well done for a first time!
Wait a second Chris, Mike didn't say the dinner wasn't ramen... You never now..
Since Mike is in San Francisco I'd suggest 2 of my favorite places.
If it is a nice dinner John's Grill.. Great food.
Or if it is an affordable dinner then Tommy's Joint.