I was lucky enough to meet some incredible people when my Papaw was ill, particularly one of my sitters, Donna. I met her, her family, and her sister, Deana, was so wonderful, and I was able to meet her children. Her daughter, Taylor, stood out to me with her gorgeous blonde curls, gentle demeanor, and bright blue eyes. I asked Deana if it would be okay to photograph Taylor, and after asking Taylor if she wanted to, they both said yes. I built this backdrop in the meantime since the idea for it came to me when I first saw Taylor, and was just able to photograph it today. I'm so pleased with how it turned out! Such a lovely girl who I know will do great things, especially being surrounded by great people like her mother and aunt.
Son Flower, 2018
If you know me, even a little bit, you know my son, Shadow. Yes, he's my cat, but he means much more to me than your average pet. If you know me, you know Shadow. He's been a huge part of my life and is the lasting connection I have with my grandparents who both passed away in the last year. My grandmother used to be absolutely terrified of cats, but somehow Shadow managed to make a lasting impact on her and wiggle his way into her heart. She had absolutely no fear of him and would spoil him even more than I would. Shadow and my Papaw were nap buddies. He's an incredibly loving, mellow-tempered cat, who greets me with a coo, loud purring, and a tail straight up every. single. day. He is easily the most special pet I've ever had, and I can't wait to spend many more with him.