Olivia Hendzel


Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being like everyone else.

My Story:

If given one word to use to describe myself, each and every time I choose colorful. When life is full of so many different opportunities and paths, why choose to be just one thing? I choose to be adventurous, because I care more about the journey than the destination. I choose to be passionate, because my heart belongs in everything I do. I choose to be competitive because I don’t stop at second best. I choose to be creative, because I put a piece of myself into everything I do. I choose to be confident, because why be anyone other than yourself? I choose to be unique, because in a world full of similarities why not be different? I choose to be me.

These are all qualities I try my best to incorporate into every day, whether it’s picking up the pencil to start a new drawing, or planning my next adventure with friends, I want life to constantly be in motion. For most things, being competitive is something that drives me to be the best at what I do, but sometimes, it leads to frustration when I don’t pick something up right away. However, I find relaxation and believe I’m most myself when I’m outside or doodling. I try to make everything an adventure and embrace a part of me in everything I do, because to me, life is way too short to be boring. So in a world full of similarities, I strive to be someone who is different and unique, someone that’s one in a million, and I hope to inspire everyone to bring that out of themselves.

Favorite part of working with PAT+CASSIE:

Pat and Cassie allowed me to have a piece of my personality in all of my shoots, and I believe because of that, my pictures were truly able to reflect who I am.

Instagram: @oliviahendzel