The extraordinary one.
In exactly 40 days this household will have reached a milestone. We will have a teenager. It's hard to imagine that my once tiny baby is now looking me in the eye (without shoes on). In short order, she has grown up, smarter, more beautiful and with more dreams than I could have ever imagined. And while this knowing, soon to be thirteen year old goes through her day, I'm fascinated at how she tackles it. We do things differently. I'm rushed and harried, she's patient and observing. As she delves into book after book, she lives in a world of words while I live in a world of images. She loves modern, I love rusticity. But despite our many differences we share a similar sense of fortitude which I believe will carry her along and help her thrive. Kate has given me a gift by allowing me to capture her soul through photographing her over the years. Her willingness to help hone my skills is one of the main reasons I have stuck with the hobby turned profession. And while I may get an rare eye-roll on occasion(she is amost a teen after all), the camera has always loved her as much as I do. She asked for this shoot (the first one she has asked for in a while), and as soon as she did, I stirred with the excitement of Christmas morning. We were off to a little village in Mont Tremblant to find a dress, a new blouse and a hat to top things off. Somehow, in the same breath, she reaffirms my love for portraiture as i fall in love with my baby girl all over again. She more than my ordinary miracle, she's the most extraordinary one.