Aileen and I met a few years ago when both of our dads were stationed in Hawaii. Since then, our families have stayed in contact, and have gotten so close, that I consider them my own blood. For our shoot, we spent the day driving through San Antonio, hopping on and off at different locations and also explored some of the Missions. Aileen graduated this May from UTSA with her Master's Degree in ESL. I admire her greatly and am proud of the example she is setting for many Mexican-American women. Aileen is one of the most confident, self-driven women I know, and her contagious smile made my job very easy!