Happy New Year to all!! I would like to start this first blog of the New Year with some great news!!
Back in October I photographed a girl named Danielle (See Blog post titled "A Beautiful Fighter"). She had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was shaving her hair before chemo to donate it to Locks-of-Love. Well, I am pleased to inform that Danielle is starting off 2013 in remission!!! She is such a rockstar and I couldn't be happier for her! What a great way to begin this New Year!
In the blog post about Danielle I also talked about her sister. There is a lot of love between these two sisters. It reminds me of how lucky I am to have my sisters.
Leslie *She is Beautiful!*
Leslie. My oldest sister. She is an incredibly intelligent, theatrical spirit. I've always looked up to her.
As a kid I can still remember sitting in the basement playing 'school' and Leslie was always the teacher. Her name always was Miss Zeek. She would stand in front of our desks with her pen and paper, writing down our lunch orders to give to the lunch lady/principal (aka our mom).
Through the years, I've had many talks with Leslie that have really meant a lot to me. And, believe me, this girl can talk! :)
To my first school teacher, I love you! You are an amazing person, don't ever forget that!
Diana *She is Beautiful!*
Diana... The little troublemaker! The one who wrote some of the best diary entries as a kid that we get to fully enjoy reading now!
She is one of the reasons I went to art school to pursue Photography! With a creative mind and beautiful outlook on life, she has really found a way to truly be herself. I always love talking to her about my creative ideas and get her feedback. Both of our minds can just dance with ideas!
To my fellow art-schooler, I love you, Sis! Never lose that light that shines so bright in you!
Erica *She is Beautiful!*
Erica. The one that I always had to share a room with. We had plenty of moments of getting on each other's nerves, but also many moments of making each other laugh. Erica has always been a nurturer. She loves kids and has always had a huge heart.
Growing up we were always together. When we finally were at the age of having our own rooms they were right next to each other. Every night I would either hear The Sound of Music or Sister Act playing on her tv. This may have led to a conclusion that she would someday be a nun (although she did not).
To my older, but always shorter sister, I love you! Always smile, because your smile is contagious!
I do have one more sister. I wrote about her in my second ever blog post! She was the first True Beauty picture I took!
To my later-in-life sister, Madison, I love you! You always love to play pretend. Whether you are pretending to be Rose, the big girl dolphin trainer, or Nala, the big girl leopard... To me, you will always be my little bean! :)