When Leighton's parents asked me to focus on photographing her being herself, I was stoked. I love portraits of kids being kids. I love the expressions on their faces as they are swept up by activities they enjoy.
Leighton loves being outside, blowing bubbles, and swinging. She also loves birds and I was quite impressed that she is already starting to identify them. She does think that lots of birds are grackles, but can't we also say the same of many adults? :)
I love the spirit in this little girl. Taking her portraits made me think of one of my favorite quotes:
"While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about." -Angela Schwindt