For as long as I can remember photos have been one of my favorite possessions. I have loved taking them, scrapbooking them, framing them, cataloging them. You name it, I’ve done it. In high school scrapbooking was one of my favorite things. I loved taking photos with my friends and then creating albums with them. I did a 100+ page scrapbook as a senior project (thank you Mr. Bracher) and it is one of my prized possessions. It tells the story of my life up to senior year of high school. I love hoisting it out of my closet (and yes, I have to hoist it out because it is HUGE and weighs a ton!) and flip through it, showing my kids photos of myself at their age.
That was high school. In grade school it was taking a million photos and framing them or putting them into those collage frame-type things. I remember sitting in my friend’s basement during my 8th grade year with a group of my friends exchanging Christmas presents. I had bought these wood boxes with four photo openings on the top lid and I had put pictures of ourselves in them. I was so excited to give them these boxes. That friend whose basement I was sitting in? It was this beautiful little girl’s mother. Lauren was one of my best friends in middle school. She was the nicest girl at school. The girl everyone liked. She was so kind and she was such a good friend to me. Twenty years later and she’s the same. Just as sweet as can be. The only thing that has changed is now she has an equally as nice (and hysterically funny) husband and this beautiful little girl. Isla was THE single most expressive newborn I’ve ever photographed.
Take a peek into Isla’s session and see all of her adorable expressions!
See what I mean? This was seconds apart!