I was so happy when Susan contacted me about photographing her family again this year. Susan has had an incredibly tough year with the loss of her father and helping a dear friend through a horrible illness. What I love about Susan though is that no matter the circumstances she always seems so full of joy. Rarely do I see her without a smile on her face and she always finds a way to see the silver lining in any situation. I’ve come to realize how important photos are to Susan and I’m honored that she keeps coming back to me year after year. It’s been wonderful getting to know her and her family!