One of the many joys of photography is recording events that you know friends and clients will be looking back on for years to come.  One of the challenges of taking photographs for others is camera does not always seeing the person or event as they do.  This is why I believe  it is so important for the photographer to take time to get to know their subject.

This was an easy task for me this time as I have been watching this young lady grow since before she was a teenager. She is growing into a strong, loving,  intelligent, athletic and ambitious young woman.  Here,  dressed for 11th grade prom, she soon relaxed in the studio and 30 minutes later, as her date arrived, we had several wonderful shots in the bag.

What an honor to be able to watch her grow.