On the Cover: “They Say We’ll Be Best Friends”

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“They Say We’ll Be Best Friends” was created by Kimberly Smith of Muskogee, Oklahoma. The image is actually just one of several in an album of the same name and shows the relationship of a dog and a little girl as they grow up together. “I had come up with the idea of doing a visualization exercise and I saw a little girl and a dog, so I wrote it down,” says Kimberly. “Months later, I was sitting at my desk retouching images and my dog, Sophie, came over and nudged my arm as she always does. As I turned to pet her and looked into that sweet face, I realized she was turning gray. and was my dog for my album.” One of Kimberly’s clients was used as the second model in this image. Kimberly will be one of the instructors at the 2020 Texas School of Professional Photography.