It is rare these days that my eldest, Mimi will willingly partake in her mama's photo sessions. Just like I love capturing the growth of my clients, I L-O-V-E love capturing my own children's changes throughout the years.
At one time, a zillion years ago, Mimi would BEG for me to take her photo. She would willingly get in whatever I asked her to wear and man, she would HAM IT UP for my camera... Well. She's 8 now (so you know - practically a grown up) and she is *slightly* harder to get in front of my camera.
So when I sprung a quick session in front of our favorite tree and she sad yes I was not about to pass up this rare opportunity.
I think the resulting images are simply stunning. I know I will always treasure how she is in these pictures.
One day she won't have her crazy curls that hang in her face.
One day (and lots of orthodontia like her mama) she won't have the gap-toothed smile I adore.
One day she won't stick an apple blossom in her hair just for fun...
...or climb trees...
... or pick bouquets of dandelions.
And Heaven help me, one day she probably won't wrinkle her nose when she giggles.
But that day is not today.
These photos will last forever. Long after she's grown up and leaves her mama's house and the crab apple tree in the front yard.
Yep. These are the photos I will tear up over at her high school graduation. Bawl like a baby over before her wedding. And gleefully show her children, while wiping away a tear when they ask what their mama looked like when she was little.