Revisiting this collection in the Middle of August, no less! Snowy weather and the cool crisp look refreshes me. This girl has always been my muse. Although she finds herself in front of my camera often, she is modest. She struggles with body image and the ever present teen insecurities. Taking her into the forest, I want to ease her. I want to capture a glimpse of the inner warrior, the inner wild woman. When she feels safe she lets herself seep out and then spill. What is revealed is a child, a young girl. We push or allow our girls to grow up so fast—-inside she is still yearning for the tickle time and belly kisses and story time. It’s hard to see with all the layers. It’s hard for her to see through all the emotions. I’m just glad we are on this journey together and I am always close when she is ready to be herself with the world.