The Howell family, as most of you know, has a huge place in my heart.

I blame Brandi for a lot of my photography successes. She is a true meaning of “community over competition” and actually reached out to me right before our family session several years ago and told me she knew I was interested in photography and to bring my camera to our session so I could take photos of Cason alongside her. WHAT!? LIKE, WHAT!? Who, in their right mind does that? I don’t care if she is crazy, I’m thankful for her giving heart, every single day.

Whether she likes it or not, whether she knows it or not, she is one of my forever friends, and documenting her family was what we call “a pinnacle moment” for me, and I will never not love these photos.


Nicolette Dudek