What you need to know about this photograph...

She came downstairs to meet me, it was early in the morning and winter in Ohio. She was wearing a hoodie. She sat to my left with her shoulder against the back of the couch. The soft morning light was coming through the window.
I asked her to hold still so I could grab my camera and capture this image. I metered for the highlight on her cheek, set my aperture to f/2.8, focused on the end of her nose so her entire face would be in focus, then pressed the shutter. I love this image!
The lesson, keep your camera nearby for opportunities like this one.