{I will never forget tonight…}

I will never forget tonight.  The passion my little girl had.  The joy on her face.  The squeals and giggles that emanated from her little body.  The sun filtering through her hair.  Her little freckles sprinkled across her nose.  Tonight was special.  I’ve never seen this kind of joy from Brielle.  She’s a passionate child but tonight was different.  It was pure joy and proud accomplishment.  We did a session for a designer…{FaithWorks4U} and I decided to bring a brand new hula-hoop (unseen by Brielle prior to our session).  She screamed with excitement and was determined to use it and show me that she could use it.  After a handful of unsuccessful attempts I reassured her that it takes time to learn how to use it.  She still had a determined smile on her face and kept at it.  I watch and I soaked in the smile on her face, the look of resolve in her eyes, her mouth propped open as she tried and tried to keep the hula-hoop going and her laughter when she got it to go around her more than 3 times.  We cheered, laughed and stayed in the old lot we had occupied until the sun went down.  She begged, ‘one more time’, ‘just one more time’ more times than I can count and I couldn’t resist but say yes.  This moment will be gone in mere seconds, I wanted to soak it in as much as she did.  The sun had set by the time we got home.  I had a proud and excited girl buckled in chatting about how she wanted to do it as soon as we got into the house.  And again after dinner.  And again after her bath.  I loved it.  At dinner she said ‘I found something I’m really good at.  And I love it!’  I melted at her words, her excitement, the expression on her face…at her.  I will never forget tonight.

by Kara

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JaideanMarch 7, 2011 - 11:29 am

What a great memory! Beautiful photos…love the light!

VictoriaMarch 5, 2011 - 10:47 pm

My oh my oh my. This took my breath away. Beautiful post, beautiful light, beautiful little girl.

elizabeth pelletteMarch 5, 2011 - 9:48 am

These are amazing Kara.. she is such a love so full of spirit.. and so darn pretty.

Lisa CastroMarch 5, 2011 - 1:24 am

your words brought familiar feelings. Gorgeous little girl you have and beautiful photos as always.

ReidMarch 5, 2011 - 1:04 am

The look of joy on your daughter’s face cannot be matched. What magical pictures!

Sarah LangMarch 4, 2011 - 11:10 pm

Swoon. So so so pretty Kara. Lovely message in this post

LindsayMarch 4, 2011 - 6:32 pm

Tears. I have tears. Incredible heart-felt post!!

Jaime HoughMarch 4, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Childhood. <3 it! These are beautiful! Love the hoop! We had one, but it is no longer. Now we cannot seem to find one small enough for the girls. :(

mugsieMarch 4, 2011 - 10:56 am

Love to see her joy. The dress is also adorable

Jessica DeaneMarch 4, 2011 - 8:55 am

What beautiful images!!! They truly convey childhood.. I mean.. who HASNT played with a hula hoop!?

Beautiful processing also!

april toddMarch 4, 2011 - 8:37 am

Beautiful post Kara, your family is SO Blessed to have all such a wonderful and loving Mother. I can feel the love you have for your daughter just reading this post, it gives me goosebumps. Beautiful words, beautiful images, and beautiful little gal!

stephanieMarch 4, 2011 - 8:15 am

she is so beautiful, kara!!!

Robyn MillerMarch 4, 2011 - 6:29 am

Kara, Just beautiful. You are such an amazing photographer …and what a lovely mummy also.

Renee BynumMarch 4, 2011 - 4:29 am

So cute! You’ll cherish these forever! Can you purchase the dress and headband she is wearing from Faith Works? Love it!:)

annieMarch 4, 2011 - 3:53 am

Gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS! You are clever Miss Kara

BethanyMarch 4, 2011 - 3:51 am

Oh your images and the words that go along with them are so touching. I always love your work!!

kymberli q.March 4, 2011 - 3:41 am

So sweet, Kara. :) …and as always, gorgeous images!

Jenn PennMarch 4, 2011 - 3:06 am

These photos are so cute, so genuine! Love them and love this little girl (and her mama, of course)!

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