My baby sister!
Oh my gosh, how is this real life? Â Tomorrow is theÂ first day of her senior year of high school. Â She has exceeded all of our family’s abilities in probably every way and she’s not even 18 yet! Â She is brilliant, she’s a leader, and she loves Jesus and wants others to love and know him too. And she is so driven to meet her goals. Â She’s already toured Harvard, Yale, and Brown andÂ they are fools if any of them don’t accept her (in my humble opinion!)
Ever since AvaÂ was in elementary school I have practiced creating portraits with her as myÂ subject. Â It’s amazing to see how those photographs have matured as I’ve grown as a photographer and as Ava hasÂ grown up! Â I loved taking these portraits in celebration of her last year of high school, and I know our family will cherish them for generations! Â It gives me goosebumps to think that one day she will show herÂ children, my nieces and nephews, these photographs maybe when they themselves are becoming seniors. Â How special is that?? Â I LOVE MY JOB.
Ava, you are incredible. Â I am so proud of you and I love you to smithereens.
PS. Â You know we couldn’t fully capture the essence of Ava if there weren’t books, cats, hot tea, goddess curls and flowy dresses. 😉