We had the good fortune of meeting Can through our kids - her daughter was in our son's class a few years ago, and we would occasionally get these candid photos from class events, etc., that were incredible images of our son. She's an excellent photographer in the sense of her ability to use lighting to her advantage and her technical expertise in photographing a subject, but I believe her real gift is in her ability to capture and elicit authentic moments. We had her photograph our 3 kids, and before she started taking any photos, she took time to connect with each of them. She's an endearing person, and as a result, her connection with people is what shines through in her photographs. Some of my favorite photos were those she captured in between; the unstaged images of a familiar smirk or just their innocent youth looking back at you. Her photos are the tangible version of the images you hold dearly in your mind.