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Project 12 Portraits | Reflections

I am so excited that our portrait circle is sticking together for another year; it has been such a wonderful group of women! And we’ve added two more this year to our little group, which will make it even more fun!

This month our theme was “Reflections.” I knew I wanted to somehow commemorate my little girl’s growing up… She’s a freshman in high school now, and though she isn’t too into looks and makeup (yet!), she is definitely experimenting in a way that is much more grown-up than when she was a little girl and doing crazy, sparkly makeovers on whomever would allow it!

I can’t believe how quickly our precious days with her are slipping through our fingers. She makes me so proud every single day: She’s kind, tender, sweet, thoughtful, smart, responsible… She keeps her feet solidly on the ground, while at the same time overcoming her fears and following her dreams. She is growing into a woman who is even better than I ever imagined my child would be. I feel blessed that she is ours, if only for a short while!

As always, please continue on in our little circle to see how the sweet Laura interpreted our theme this month!

  • Suzanne Carey - January 16, 2014 - 8:10 am

    Your lighting is always so perfect. This image is no exception. It has such a dreamy quality about it. And yes, she is becoming such a beautiful young woman.ReplyCancel

  • krista keller - January 16, 2014 - 8:41 am

    Soft and pretty as always!ReplyCancel

  • Amber Norris - January 16, 2014 - 9:41 am

    She is so beautiful. Great capture.ReplyCancel

  • Allison Jacobs - January 16, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Beautiful Jessica! I love the way it feels like we are peeking in on her getting ready and the perfect framing with the mirror. She looks lovely as always!ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Oleary - January 16, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Jessica your daughter is just so beautiful! She really is such a beautiful young lady! I really love how you have composed this image, it’s really fantastic! I feel as though I have been following you are your daughter for such a long time and I can really see how much she has grown! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - January 17, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    Jessica! I can’t believe your daughter is a freshman. I have “known” of you and your daughter through CMs for years and have seen her grow up through pictures. I love your words you wrote about her. 🙂 Such sweet sentiment. Beautiful “milestone” portrait!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Veno - January 21, 2014 - 10:53 am

    Beautiful, as always, Jessica! Love the composition and framing. I love that mirror, too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 21, 2014 - 11:22 am

    This is so pretty and airy! I agree, I feel like I have watched her grow up on CM over the years. She is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Christine b - February 12, 2014 - 8:29 am

    This is so beautiful. I love the soft feel and the framing of the image.ReplyCancel