It is hard to believe that almost 15 years has flown by in what feels like a blink. My best friend's youngest, Izzy was just 3 years old the first time we met. Already a whirlwind of curls and chatter, standing on a stool to help make pancakes and pulling me out of bed to eat them. For me it was pretty much love at first sight.
Earrings by Veronica Rock Studios
Izzy never shied away from my camera. Patient and trusting, she had a natural ease from the very first click. Like her Mother before her, a model I met when I first started shooting fashion, she would become one of my favorite subjects.
Next week I'm attending her high school graduation. She will receive her degree with multiple honors and has her sights set on a career in medicine. I have no doubt she will succeed, she has the drive, talent, smarts and a great work ethic. Last summer she came out to La La Land to spend almost two weeks with me. She brought school books and did a lot of homework all on her own volition!
Though the curls are gone (with the help of straightener) the chatter is still strong and in the best possible way. She has developed a quick wit to go with all that sass and I am so proud of what an amazing young woman she has become.
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