This family holds a very special place in my heart! Deb and I worked together at the Washington Hospital years ago as nurse analysts in the IT department and became good friends. She is an absolutely amazing strong woman who has been through so much, but is always such a happy and fun person to be around. Her husband is a wonderful guy, and their daughter…well, she holds a VERY special place in my heart! I have photographed them before, but this time was different because it is clear that their little girl is growing up. You should have seen my face when I met up with them for this session…ummm, hello puberty and adolescence! It always blows my mind how much difference a year or two makes. I’m always caught off guard by what twelve looks like! This girl is not only smart and funny, but GORGEOUS!
But what I loved most about this session was capturing the love between these three. This child is so clearly loved and adored, and you can just see it in their faces in these images. I know that children start to stretch their wings and exert their independence as they move into their teens, but for the moment she is still their little girl…and will be forever!