Dr. Brannan is a good friend of mine and a fellow teacher. I have been continually encouraged by him over the past few years. Encouragement has come through his words and his example. He has been through tough times and I have never seen him lac a smile (until I asked him not to). I think taking portrait of the ones you love or having someone take them for you is incredibly important. I am so thankful to Dr. Brannan for allowing me to make a few portraits of him especially since I know it was torturous for him to be in front of the lens. These images mean a lot to me and I hope that they may also be a blessing to his family now and down the road.