I just HAD to post a *few* from Prom. She looked so beautiful and so grown up! We had a major snowstorm roll in that evening and we just barely missed the beginning of the rain and wind. I felt so lucky to get some shots in before that happened. I considered it my early Mother's Day present. :)
I took film and digital shots for this session with my beautiful friend, Kari. These are a few of the digital images. I felt like a fish out of water with a borrowed Contax 645 in my hands, but the challenge was really good for me and I will be so amazed and delighted if some of the film images turned out. If they did, I'll do a serious happy dance and I might even get myself organized enough to post some of my favorites. :)
This girl is growing like a weed. I know it's a cliche, but it's such an apt description of this long-limbed phase of her life. All that sunshine and junk food has served her well this summer. I have a tendency to squeeze her towards me a lot throughout the day because I don't want to forget the pure sweetness of having a child this age. I'm keenly aware that this is my last pass through childhood with one of my own and it's almost too much to bear some days. This business of holding two things as large as gratitude and sadness in the same space isn't for the faint of heart now is it?