For the past few years every March has brought me the extreme joy of photographing Isabel in honor of her birthday. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to spending time with this amazing young lady and her equally incredible mom, Lizzetth. I met Lizzetth through Best Friend Jill by way of the interwebs. After I photographed Jill’s oldest daughters senior portraits, Lizzetth called me up to chat about photographing her baby girl who was no longer a baby. I was thrilled to agree. We’ve been doing this for several years now, and it just keeps getting better and more fun. Isabel is such a gift! She is funny, SOOOO smart, beautiful and confident – she’s the whole package basically. While we ran around Downtown Sacramento for these photos, my daughter Lauren was in tow working as my assistant. Lauren is 11, and also funny, sooooo smart, beautiful and confident. She LOVED Isabel, and they chatted non stop about school and books and movies and all the things kids talk about when they are hanging out. It’s a pretty special 17 year old that will treat an 11 year old as a peer. The love and respect Isabel showed my child shone such a light on her character. It is always such an honor to be around her, and an even bigger honor to photograph her and her awesome mama. I LOVE how these images turned out and can’t wait for next spring so we can do it all over again!!