Hi All - Let me introduce you to Dan, Ashley and Rowan. I was hired by an adoring Aunt to photograph Ashley during her pregnancy. Ashley is an incredibly busy young woman who owns her own equestrian center. She instructs young men and women in everything horse. Her farm is beautiful and you can tell she is in demand for her talents. It took us many tries to set (and reset) a date. As busy as Ashley is, her partner Dan is also constantly on the run. Dan is a dedicated fireman. You can probably imagine he wasn't too keen on having his pictures taken but he was a great sport. He was very quiet and I wanted him to feel comfortable in what I would ask him to do. When I asked him about wearing his sunglasses for the pictures, he was thoughtful and I told him to do what he's most comfortable with. He decided to wear them. As we started taking pictures, he shared with me he is sensitive to the sun because of three tours he did in the middle East. He then went on to share some of his experiences with me. I was humbled and honored that he shared his story. To lighten things up, I asked his little girl, Rowan, to be my assistant. Her job was to blow dandelions while I took her picture. This little face stole my heart! She was a little energizer bunny who is excited about her baby sister arriving very soon! Thank you, Dan and Ashley for spending time with me. And thank you, Dan, for your service to our country.