I'm finishing up (yes...still!) some of the candid shots from a family beach session this summer. It was a multi-family session for my best friend and her sisters, along with their parents and all the kids. I completed the portraits first, but ended up with so many documentary-style shots that I wanted to keep- not just for me, but for them too - that it's taking me forever to finish them all. This is one that I LOVE. Why? I love this girl and have watched her grow up. I know how she so adores sucking her thumb (and how her mom so does not.) I love this shot most because soon she'll give up this habit and it will be a distant memory. I'm not sure how many photos she'll have of this, but when I think of this beautiful child, I picture her this way. And her crazy awesome hair...yeah, that too.