Bella was my 1st muse. From the beginning, she was what inspired me most. She was why I decided to pick up a camera, and she was the one who taught me about the power and importance of photography. This has been a journey we have taken together.
Now 7 years of age, she has transformed before my eyes into her next milestone. Of my 3 children, Bella is the one in which I notice the most change. It’s hard to explain, but she is visibly different to me now. I guess that the baby has left, and the young girl has emerged.
All I do know is that the feeling of photographing her is a must. I feel the semblance of time will be short, and I can’t miss a beat because her next milestone is waiting right around the corner. I just can’t blink.
This photograph is so in the moment, her- just being her. I had just arrived home with camera in tow, and there she was outside playing, waiting to greet me.