I had the honor of photographing this beautiful spirit in celebration of her 27th birthday.  

What's crazy is, we had scheduled a date and had to cancel because of torrential rains.  Well, our rescheduled date was all too perfect.  The weather was not-so-typical of a spring day in Louisiana.  Warm, but not too hot.  Humid, but not so much that your hair could cling to your skin. We chose to meet closer to sunset so that the temperature would be more welcoming than not.  

We picked a location in the downtown Baton Rouge are that I am very fond of and that would be void of too many people.  We were so thankful for such a peaceful setting and even shared some words that were fitting for the moment.  What an amazing thing it is to know perfect peace.  The peace that washes over you like the tide washes over the sand upon a shore.  

DeShay works in an Intensive Care Unit.  I believe that only the strongest people, with the most golden hearts can do well in such a position.  It reminds me that we are all on our own, necessary, paths.  We are all equipped with what we need in order to do what we have to do.

Thank you, Deshay.