Including people in my photographs was a challenge for me. I felt like I was intruding in their personal space, plus their rapidly changing moods complicated my search for the magic moment. I began with the tradition of a birthday portrait every year for each of my five children. Positive feedback from my family opened the door to the task of capturing a person (or animal) in a two dimensional image. Portraits continue to be my most difficult theme, but it has become a very rewarding one.