Haylee Stephens

This session was taken in honor of sweet Haylee turning 11 this September!  This little girl is so close to my heart and has been since she was first born.  Haylee is my niece and I am so proud to be her Aunt.  I have to take a minute to brag on this amazing kid.  I have never met a more tender hearted young girl.  She empathizes with others in such a unique way for her age.  She is loving, kind, and compassionate.  It is humbling to see such integrity at so young an age.  Oh, and did I mention, she can kill it on a soccer field!?!  Can you tell I am just a little bit proud of her?

The evening that we took these pictures was HOT!  So hot that you get out of the car and immediately start sweating.  And the bugs....oh the bugs.  I felt like I was getting eaten alive.  Despite all of that, Haylee was a trouper!  She was willing to get out there in the heat and lay in the grass.  She did anything we asked of her and our session couldn't have gone more smoothly.    

Sweet.... beautiful..... Haylee.

Sweet.... beautiful..... Haylee.

I loved having the honor of capturing this milestone in Haylee's life.  I think it is so wise of her mother to get her pictures taken every year around her birthday.  One day she will want to look back and remember these passing years of Haylee's life.  And when she does she will have a collection of pictures to remind her just how curly Haylee's hair was at this age, how she loved to wear headbands, and all the little details that you never want to forget as a mom:)  That is the beauty of of what I do.  I get to freeze these details on a picture for parents to save forever.