When I launched my photography business a few months ago, I had asked my dear friend Rose if she would be interested in letting me do a family session for her to help build my portfolio. She was all in and told me that they hadn't had family photos done in several years! This was not so much about portfolio building, and all about being able to provide lasting and cherished family memories to a friend and her family. I've come to realize in recent years that photos are really the only things that a family keeps for generations. It's our histories, our memories and our stories. I am honored to be able to photograph children and families and to provide them that something that they will pass down in their family for years to come. And when you have a family whose love shines through in every expression, it makes my job the best in the world!