It's really hard to sum up what this family means to me, especially Ilsy, who takes care of Emmett and helps me keep the studio running. She is always bustling around getting things cleaned, moved, dusted-- all because she is true friend. She's the definition of what happens when your friends become your family. These portraits were her 25th anniversary gift from me. Her daughters threw them a beautiful party and had the photos on display. That was quite an honor for me.