I've seen some pretty amazing photography over the years, each bringing a beauty of its own. But when I saw this photograph, I felt something so unlike before. She looks like an old friend of mine, someone who was very important to me. Just seeing your model in this light - with this sense of beauty, honesty, and individuality - is beautiful. By emphasizing her face with the framing of her arm, you were able to empower her with these emotions. But you are still able to see her femininity through her dress, which is magnificent.
Thank you for allowing me a trip down memory lane. It made today a little brighter :] This is an amazing photograph.