Having watched this beautiful young woman blossom into the person she is today has been amazing. I have known her since she was just 5 years old. She's sweet, intelligent and incredibly beautiful! I loved photographing her and getting to see a side of her I have never seen. She's growing into an incredible young lady and we are so blessed to have her in our world!
She braved freezing temperatures. There was snow on the beach still. She was such a willing participant and so eager to see what I had in store for her. We started with a make up transformation. To see the look on her face when she was all dolled up was priceless. I think that's the moment her real self came out. She was able to carry herself with more confidence and you could just see how that little touch of make up made all of the difference in the world.
When we were done there we headed to the beach. When she stepped onto the beach that's when I really saw her come out of her shell. She needed very little direction and her self-confidence really started to show. She's a natural model and a natural beauty and it was nice to see her start to feel as beautiful as the world sees her.
I am so proud to know Madison and to have been a small part of the person that she is. Madison, I love your spirit of adventure, your infectious laugh and your quiet demeanor. You have really become an incredible person!!!