Amy came to me wanting to set up a photo session for her very first album titled This Joy. With the cherry tree blossoms bursting forth in all their glory at the University of Washington quad, we decided that this setting would fit well with the album's theme. Along with a few hundred other admirers, we took in the beauty of the flowering branches. Thankfully, Amy's husband Dan (also a hip hop artist stage-named Barnabas) came along with us and we dodged the crowds by having Amy climb a tree, and Dan let me sit on his shoulders so we could get a shot eight feet above the ground. He also did a great job of making his wife laugh, bringing out her beaming smile.