It was just one year ago, in April, that the first of three photo shoots took place. The spring session was done entirely at my mother's barn. I love being behind the lens, but I still have so much to learn. I wasn't up for being the designer, stylist and photographer for my first book. And although I shot the cover and opening image (yay!), I knew I would need to seek help for the rest. In order to create the images that I wanted, I called upon my sister in law, a professional from down in NYC, Deborah Donenfeld. She's been snapping pictures of my children since birth, so I was intimately aware of how she sees the world through her lens... how she tells stories with her photographs. I just knew that she'd be able to do that for each project in reinvention.