I love the many sides of a child. They are a complete amalgam of all the things you think they’ll be and all the things they think they should be. They shift and shape with the passing of singular moments, capturing each intricate part of themselves. I love that when I look at my children, I don’t see one thing; I see everything. I love capturing those layers of childhood, the hard and soft that collide to make something that feels complete. That’s why I loved photographing my daughters and their best friends this past week at The Ringling. The grounds matched the complexity of these girls perfectly. From the dainty dresses to the bare feet, from the sun soaked gardens to the corroded sculptures; the physical texture of The Ringling was a beautiful comparison to the texture of a child. With a presence so varied, it’s the perfect place to photograph the ones you love, who are as varied on the inside as they are on the outside. I can’t wait to come back and photograph some more…possibly someone else…possibly you and your family.