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In 2009, I came up with a simple idea. At the time, studio was located three doors down from a charming flower shop, one that I have grown to love and appreciate. A majority of the flowers featured in my work come from this very shop. Having developed a wonderful relationship with the florists, one of my favorite things to do, ever to this day, is to walk through their coolers and pick out the perfect flower for my work. Somewhere along the way I began sharing this experience with the many children that I have been privileged to photograph. Before each session, these little girls were taken to the back cooler, where they were able to pick their own daisy. There is an authenticity found in each image that would have never been captured if a flower were merely preselected and used simply as a prop. Although these photographs have a timeless beauty to them, the experience I had with everyone of these young people far outweighs any photograph in the collection.

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