As I had mentioned in an earlier blog, I went to the home of President and Mrs. Bush to photograph Barbara Bush for the cover of the December issue of Houston Pet Talk magazine.  Check it out at  While at the Bush’s home I had a great chat with her about pets and what they can mean to each of us.  On top of that, I have received two “Thank You” notes from her praising the quality of the work and she told me her children all loved the portrait.  When I met Barbara Bush in person, I thought she looked younger and prettier than many of the photographs I had seen of her.  This is what I tried to capture in the portrait I did of her.  She also helped me out by signing the nicest birthday card to my now 93 year old mother! As always…. an interesting day at the studio.