At the start of the session, we were talking about how old Kaylee was when I first began photographing her.  The reality totally slapped the hell out of me when her mother realized it was before she was 10.  What? NO!  How can it be!?

Sweet Kaylee is now graduating from high school with plan of starting college to be an educator.  While there is a huge uncertainty in the future of educators in Arizona, this girl has a love for working with kids and it takes all of her pure heart for teaching to make her one of the future great teachers.

There is so much that I adore and love about Kaylee…however, what tops my favorites list about her is how she is articulate, confident and goal driven.  She holds the qualities I dream of my own daughters possessing at her age.

Kaylee, YOU are a dream!

I’ll never forget my first session with one of the most amazing, sweet and beautiful duo of girls.  With every session I have with them, I’ve been fortunate to truly get to know this beautiful mother and learn that her beauty radiates from the inside.

After this session, we spent way too much time in a parking lot talking about being a mother, priorities, tough decisions and finding a way to be okay with NOT having answers. However, my favorite part of our visit was on making our children a priority.  And while this priority comes at a cost with other important aspects in our adult life, we know that we only have once chance with our babies and we won’t let any day, lesson, or hardship pass in vain.

The relationship between these two is truly indicative of a mother’s love for her child.