I photographed Colleen and Dave's wedding back in 2009. I have loved catching up with them as they have added two beautiful children to their family. This is Maura and she will be five in a few short weeks. Colleen's family has a tradition of having a portrait made of each child when they turn five and I absolutely love the idea. A portrait of each grandchild hangs in her parents' home and now Maura's can be added to the wall. I really loved this session. It took me back to my photography roots. I had a huge interest in photographing children when I first took a serious interest in photography. I did a lot of babysitting and the children became the subjects of the majority of my high school and college work. I forgot how much I enjoyed photographing kids as the individual subject of a portrait. So much of my work is relational, which I love, but getting to know a five year old as an individual is something I haven't had the opportunity to do in awhile. I loved watching Maura from behind my camera. Colleen and Dave, you are doing a wonderful job raising a sweet, funny, whimsical and loving girl. Thank you so much for sharing this special age with me. See you very soon for baby #3! I can't wait.