Isla and I flew up to New Jersey this past weekend to visit my dear friend from college. We had fun hanging out in her new (old) house and playing with her kids and Isla loved snuggling her adorable fluffy cats. On Sunday, we took our girls to be photographed by Meg Bitton (dream come true for me!) and it was wonderful. Meg's photos are flawless and the thing I love most about her work is that her subjects are so perfectly captured. Her images of Isla will be cherished by me forever. I must say, Isla was on her A-game that day. She was sweet, respectful, a good listener and a perfect model. I was so proud of her and the wonderful young girl she is becoming.
After our sessions we went into the city for the afternoon and evening and Isla loved taking the train, eating in an outdoor cafe and playing in Central Park. The highlight, to her I think as she drew a picture of it at school the next day, was seeing the Empire State Building all lit up at night. New York is a wonderful city and love visiting. Even more, I love that hanging out with my oldest friends still feels as natural and easy and fun as it did twenty years ago.
Here's to many more New York trips with my girl. I love you Isla, I hope when you see these photos in years to come you will always be reminded of how special you are.