A few days ago we were waiting in the car and she climbed into the front and told me one of her incredible stories. And I grabbed my phone to take a photo and then put it back away. "I don't want to let this go," is often my motivation for making images. In this particular moment I noticed the light kept hi-lighting her cheek dimples just under her eyes and in that moment, I swear to you, nothing was more incredible. Her sweetly spun fairytale, her messy road trip hair, backwards Goodwill dress, arm resting on my leg... I don't want to let this go. I need to hold on to the seemingly simple moments like this, that, on every Birthday since I can remember, I blew out the candles, and wished so hard for.