The love between mother and child is beautiful to behold. It's something that isn't easy to quantify with words. It is overwhelming and fierce in its magnitude. As a mother myself, photographs of mothers and their children are some of the most emotionally moving images for me, especially when I know the subjects.

When Andrea contacted me a few weeks ago to photograph Mia to mark the 6-month milestone, I was honored. I carved out some time on a Monday morning, and we had lots of fun playing with Mia and being goofy to make those big brown eyes sparkle for the camera. 

The thing is - I've known Andrea since she was a young girl. I've watched her grow into a beautiful, smart, and strong young woman. She will always have a special place in my heart. Now, I see the love she has for her daughter, and it makes me feel like the world is still a pretty awesome place. 

Andie, I know Mia is going to grow up to be just as beautiful, kind, and loving as her mother. Thank you for giving me the chance to capture these moments in time.