I think it's easy, in portraiture, to aim for a safe but joyous smile or perhaps that sexy smolder you've been working on in the bathroom. But the kind of portrait that makes you think, and wonder what he's thinking--I adore those. The ones that make me pause, stare, and ponder some more. My dear friend Andrew and I were talking about a movie about first loves and how it feels when you're deep in it. That first love that only first loves can make you feel and move you. Shortly after I asked to take a photo. This was the result. Not too long after that, I grabbed a sweet smiling portrait. Both are beautiful, but the former, something about the eyes just keep pulling me in. Soulful strong yet vulnerable.