I've been a bit obsessed lately with the idea of growing up, maybe because I'm about to become an "other mommy" to two amazing 5 years olds and their development fascinates me, as does my own - even at 38 years of age. I'm especially intrigued by the complexity of girls and the range of emotions, intellect and maturity that they seem to cram into tiny packages. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph this little one for exactly that reason. At 8 years old she she is all sweetness and fun, silly and kind. However, there is also quiet maturity that you might not expect at this age. A sensitivity to people's feelings and an understanding of subtle undercurrents in her environment.
I feel blessed to have the chance to capture a small snapshot of her life at this moment. She is an extraordinary young lady and as she grows I have no doubt that she will move mountains.