A quinceanera is a lovely tradition in the hispanic culture celebrating a young girls coming of age - her 15th birthday! If you've never been to one, it is a beautiful ceremony and party where the young lady invites family and special friends to join her for this most special event. I loved the ceremony where the young lady's father removes her "girlish" shoes (in this case her sneakers) and slips her high heels on her feet for the first time! Another favorite highlight was when she lights a candle for each special person in her life and explains why they are important to her. I think traditions are so important in any culture, and being such a part of this special one for this special family was truly a joy!
I never knew how much fun a baby shower can be! This was by far the biggest and sweetest celebration I've seen. The mom to be was gorgeous! Congrats to this growing family!
This sweet beautiful angel just turned one! She looks like a princess with those big blue eyes and that sweet blonde hair. And she has the sweetest personality.. Did I mention sweet? I just adore this one...
As the year comes to an end, I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of the wonderful families that trust me to capture their special moments throughout the year. You are all so special to me! I always laugh and have so much fun with each of you. I love what I do and you all make me feel so blessed to be able to share this with you. I hope each of you have the most wonderful Christmas and much joy and happiness in the new year. Hold your loved ones close... And THANK YOU! This isn't everyone, but enjoy a few highlights of sweet moments captured with these Southern Soul families!
I absolutely love all of the families I'm seeing right now who are getting their Christmas sessions in. We are making some of the most adorable cards I've seen!
These two were all boy... With their infectious smiles and boyish charm, they will soon be breaking hearts...
I absolutely adore these two spooky goblins! They stole my heart long ago! I've been shooting them at Halloween ever since I moved back to Birmingham! I love seeing what their amazing creative mom dreams up each year for their costumes. It never ceases to amaze me! They are just the cutest sweetest AND coolest family you will ever meet. And this year the whole family got in on the act. The tennis playing zombies are the scariest you will dream of meeting on or off the courts! I hope you enjoy this look back at then and now with this sweetest of families!
This adorable little girl sure seemed to be walking on sunshine during our session. She was bubbly and happy and so busy trying to see everything around her! Such a baby doll!
I so enjoyed meeting this sweet beautiful growing family. I hope you enjoy their images as much as I enjoyed taking them!
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