I just wanted to thank you one more time for the wonderful pictures. I can't tell you how many compliments we have received from friends and family. Tori gets a lot of comments about how pretty she is but as her mom, her real beauty for me lies within her heart and her spirit. I have watched her move around, face fear of new schools and make new friends for her entire childhood and through that, I believe she has developed a true confidence and grace about her. She tackles everything she does with a determination and strength I truly admire and respect. With all of this, she brings a warm heart and sense of humor....most especially not taking herself too seriously most of the time. I wanted to see all of this in a photograph....not the cheerleader or school picture smile.
As she prepares to leave home for college it seemed urgent to me that I capture this beautiful time in her life before it passes me by. My hopes were high, as were my expectations and many times that is just a predecessor for disappointment. This experience however was the exception. It is absolutely the best of both worlds. Freedom and creativity in conjunction with a professional photographer. You immediately put me at ease and made it possible for me to just sit back and enjoy the day which is something no doubt will come to mind every time I see these pictures. Most importantly, you put Tori at ease allowing her to relax and have fun ultimately resulting in photographs that not only reflect her beauty but let her personality shine. It is quite simply everything I wanted and more. I can honestly say you exceeded my expectations.
We look forward to more photo shoots down the road! Tori has you already pegged to do her engagement, wedding....all of this good stuff to come down the road. Thanks again Jen!
Sharla Smith ~ Tampa, Florida