When I met Sophia, she was just a baby, and our annual photo dates have been marked by coaxing a quiet, shy little miss out of her shell. This year, I loved that Sophia's shyness has fallen to the wayside. As she's grown up, she's come into her own confidence and sense of self. It's a privilege to watch a child change like that. It's not that she wasn't a lovely little girl in previous years; she was. It's just that this year I got to see a clearer picture of who she is. She is enthusiastic, silly and friendly. Because she's gotten older and we've built some rapport, this particular session was particularly fun for me to shoot. You can see the love and life in these photos, and I am happy to get to share them.