Eight years ago I was photographing everything I could put in front of my camera and shooting my little heart out. There wasn’t a business yet…I was trying to learn, practice and practice some more. Besides my husband and family there was one person who was cheering me on with support like no other…Erin. She spoke encouraging words, wrote thoughtful cards and never forgot to tell you how much she appreciated you. She referred some of my first clients, she trusted me with her most precious memories and she never stopped cheering. I’m confident I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.

Erin and I have a lot in common but I think what makes us such close friends are the places where we differ. We both have an appreciation for the candid feedback that gives us different perspectives in a way that makes us stronger and better people. I couldn’t be more grateful to have Erin cheering me on and the extra cherry on top is capturing her sweet family through these portraits. I’m embarrassed to share some of these old images (not the best technical skills) but I think it’s a funny metaphor for the growth Erin and I have done together.

 

The following images are from last Fall at the beautiful Honeymoon Island State Park.

This is Jake. Jake has taught us all about living life and appreciating the little things in a way that only Jake could. And he’s brought out his mom’s most beautiful writing skills. Click here if you’d like to learn more about Jake and/or donate to their Autism Speaks Walk. 

Want to see another shoot from this beautiful location? Click here!

Want to see a video from this shoot? Check it out here.

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