Sweet 16 celebrations are among my favorite events to photograph. Every girl gets to become a princess for the night, singing and dancing until the sun goes down. This Sweet 16 was extra special to me because I knew the guest of honor. Samantha and I learned to Irish Step Dance at the same dance school. I'm about 6 years older than Samantha, so I got to watch her grow into a beautiful dancer and person.
I was honored when she and her mother asked me to photograph her special day. I had an amazing time working her event. The best part was seeing the joy on her face when she hit the dance floor with her family and friends. I'm so happy my photographs were able to freeze those moments for Samantha for years to come.