12...how sweet it is {austin child photographer}

I have a niece, whom I adore. She was my first true baby love. She made me an aunt and her birth grew my heart in ways that I never knew possible. I like to think we have a special relationship, and though 180ish miles may separate us now, I love her and the little lady she is becoming every bit as much as I always have. She came to stay with us for a week recently and it was so nice to have her around. She taught me more than a few things and brought me up to speed in several areas, and I hope she enjoyed her time here just as much as I did. She is Kingston's oldest cousin and therefore is his idol. I'm not sure that I even hold a candle to her in his eyes, and that's ok with me.  

A few years back we started taking photos to commemorate her birthdays and this year was no different. As I was editing these photos, her beauty just stunned me. I've always known she is beautiful, but sometimes, when it's captured, you just have to say, "wow." 

"with grace in your heart and flowers in your hair" mumford and sons 

She is a beautifully talented dancer. We all have truly enjoyed watching her grow and soar on that journey. 

it seems like yesterday, she was the sweetest little baby. now she's a lovely little lady.

it seems like yesterday, she was the sweetest little baby. now she's a lovely little lady.

ooey gooey sunset with the most gorgeous girl

one bw for you...that hair <3

and we just had to....

first let me take a selfie

We also stopped by HOPE Outdoor Gallery. 

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Thanks for a rad week, Sydney Elyse. <3