Last week, our twins celebrated their tenth birthday! Every year around their special day our large apple trees in the back yard bloom. So this year, I thought it would be fun to do apple blossom portraits with my daughter. Although, I have to admit I still can not really believe she is ten!
Photographing tweens and even teens is not an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. It is such a delicate balance of capturing their remaining childhood innocence but also allowing a glimpse of their adulthood. When I set out to do Allie’s photos, I garnered her interest by allowing her to wear one of my dresses from my studio wardrobe collection. (She loves dresses and all things girly so this was a win for her.)
I don’t know if it was the dress or what but I can tell you she looked so grown up to me in these photos. Seriously, when I downloaded them and took a peek, I was shocked. Where has my little girl gone? Sure, there are glimpses of her innocence but for the most part all I saw was the beautiful little lady she is quickly becoming.“Let me love you a little more, before you’re not little anymore.” author unknown
So on that note, and before I burst into a mushy pile of tears, I will conclude this post. But first, I want to send a note to her. Happy tenth birthday Allie. Your dad and I are so proud of you and beautiful person you are becoming. Your future is so bright. We can’t wait to see what is next for you. Whatever it is, we know it will be amazing.