16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Sophie on a Paddle Board

My 8 year old daughter paddle boarding for the first time in Newport Beach, CA. I took this image because my daughter, who had been suffering from anxiety, had this perfectly serene, fearless and confident moment on the water and in this moment everything became possible for her again after a difficult season.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Newport Beach, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-7M2
Copyright: © Samantha Broxton