6 years ago I photographed Ella, who was 11 at the time. I realized that she came alive in front of the camera. I have since started an organization called Ella-gance where I photograph girls and women and we talk about confidence, strength, and natural beauty. We pick out fun outfits from my stash and enjoy the community created when we get together! This collection is photos I took of Ella over the past 6 years and other girls and women who participated in the project.