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{confidence}

I look for inspiration in all different places when I'm taking photos. I sometimes use prompts (many of you know that I use #thebethadillychallenge frequently). Another of my favorites is The Daily Post - and this week's challenge is {Portrait}.

I had to think about what a portrait meant to me. Of course, the definition of portrait photography is pretty cut and dry, involving the physical process of taking someone's picture, hopefully capturing their spirit. But what is a portrait? It can be anything - it doesn't have to be a picture. It can be an artistic representation of a person (see Daily Post's definition), whether that be in the form of writing, drawing, painting, etc. Of course, as a photographer, I had to use my favorite medium: my camera.

I went back and forth whether to do a self-portrait. But I decided to stick with a subject that is near and dear to my heart. My portrait is an artistic representation of my daughter. For those of you who don't know my beautiful daughter, she is a stubborn, high-energy, sassy toddler, but also the sweetest, most polite child. She's dramatic and playful. She has the most amazing imagination. But what I love most about her is that she loves herself. Her confidence and her pride inspires me each and every day. I hope that as she grows up and begins to experience this very gritty and pessimistic world that she doesn't lose that confidence in herself. 

This is my kid. Loud, proud, and beautiful.