One of my favorite parts abut the LKP ROLEmodel Program is that I get to play creatively with my girls. Coming up with new themes and new concepts I want to try each year is challenging and fun and helps to push me to new creative heights. My Botanical Portrait Series came to me like a lightning strike and is probably my favorite series of images I have ever created. I wanted to create images that were very painterly, simple, and monochromatic. I wanted each set of images to have a focus on a botanical element. For Clare's shoot I went with a dark/earth theme and went with all greens and browns. For this shoot I constructed a live succulent crown from my garden. The crown was so heavy that we could only get a few images but Clare was such a trooper and I am absolutely in love with what we got. Clare has such an old world charm. These images really have the painterly feel I wanted and I could not be happier.