These pictures hold a special place in my career and in my heart--they are the first portraits that I created for someone else. These are the story of an 83-year old farmer, widowed a few years earlier, who continues to live on his homestead farm. To see the magic of his face lighting up as he showed me his trucks and around his buildings--I knew I was creating something special. I wish I had had the foresight to take pictures of my own parents when they were still alive and living in their home of 40+ years. It was truly an honor to take these photos.