In my line of work, I connect with the most incredible women. Among the incredible, sometimes you really connect with someone you think you were somehow connected to in another life (metaphorically). Shelly was this person for me. I felt an instant emotional connection to her. I felt her love for her beautiful daughters right away. You could see in her eyes that she was looking forward to this day, to this experience, and that on some level, she was connecting with all of the time that had gone by from when they were babies to now. It was incredible, as their photographer, to see them come together in their portraits, with love, resilience, strength, and zest for life. I could not have been luckier to have met them and privileged enough to photograph them. Here are my favorites.