I got to play dress up with this GORGEOUS little lady recently. It was an extra special shoot for me because she is my niece… and she just turned 21. Ugh… time flies. I remember when she was 3 and we would go to the park, blow bubbles, eat ice cream and take pictures. Well, some things don’t change because we still have ice cream and take pictures. She came over and we played hair and makeup and went to Waters Farm for a few photos. I don’t need to tell you how beautiful she is, you can see that for yourself. But as much fun as it always is for me to be behind the camera, I’m not going to lie, there was a bit of a lump in my throat watching her… be her. All grown up. Beautiful. Confident. Carefree. She was my first “baby” and seeing her evolve into this brilliant young lady is, well… amazing. We had fun hanging out and being silly, and for a spit second while I was watching her laugh in the sun light, it brought me back to when she was 3. And when we were done with our perfect afternoon… we had a perfect ending. An ice cream cone.