It was so good to see these three today…it’s been way too long. It made my heart happy to have them in front of my camera again. I first met Danielle, Lexi and Austin in 2009 when I photographed them in downtown Austin along with Alex as part of a charity session. If you have been around here for awhile, you’ll remember Alex, his slideshow has made the rounds through the years. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer 4 years ago this coming January. While we’ve kept in touch from time to time over email and facebook, I haven’t seen Danielle and the kids since Alex’s services. My heart was overjoyed when she contacted me and said they’d be visiting Austin this fall. I was excited to capture them again, even though I know it was hard to step in front of the lens again without Alex. He was with us though. In spirit, and in fashion! They brought some of Alex’s favorite hats to wear during their session and it was so special. Anyone who knew Alex knows how much he loved fashion, he was always stylin! Danielle, you are doing such a wonderful job raising Lexi and Austin, they are such kind, respectful, beautiful and genuine people. Alex must be so proud of the three of you. Thanks for the laughs this morning, it was fun to catch up with you guys!