Dad – Jeremy. Daughter – Leyna.
When I see these two in photos side by side I see the legacy that Jeremy has passed down to his daughter. Be true to yourself. Never compromise who you are. Make a mark. Advocate for those you love and never, ever give up. Leyna is a 10 year old with soul. She is one of my favorite people to photograph because there are no pretenses. No masks. No trying too hard. You only get the true Leyna because she doesn’t know any other way.
A year ago she would not have anything to do with a camera. And then something shifted. She started asking me to do photos. During our last impromptu “session”, she said, “I am getting pretty good at this.” In my head I was thinking….better than you will ever know because it is just who you are.