Natalia~ 15th year of life
posted by Kelly
Natalia is our wonderful niece.
She is absolutely gorgeous in every meaning of the word. There is no denying her physical beauty but what you can’t see is her amazing heart. She loves Jesus with every fiber of her being. She is cultivating a beautiful heart for missions, loves her youth group and is a very loyal friend. You can’t help but fall in love with her sweet and sensitive spirit. She is a great listener, compassionate, and wonderful big sister to her little bro and sis. We enjoy her so much. This is our annual b-day gift to her, (although it is 5 months past her b-day) a little photo shoot.
I feel I represented upstate New York and the early 90’s with flawless perfection. This is my buddy, Tony. I was a sophomore and he was a senior…this was big time. Do you see the amazing technique I perfected with teasing my hair to an ungodly four inch radius around my head? It was something to both fear and revere! What sold me on the dress was definitely the ruffles that could swallow me whole. Don’t get me started on the two dead caterpillars on my face I was passing off as eyebrows. It was several years before I saw the light on plucking.
This picture sits in stark contrast to the following ones of Natalia. She is such a natural beauty only giving into the trends just enough but not too much. She will not be mortified of these pictures 20 years from now as I am of mine. It’s okay, you can laugh, I can take it.
Enjoy Natalia working her groove thing around downtown.
In love with her necklace! Forever 21 jewelry is always a score and a half!
Natalia looks so much older with her serious expressions….we had to capture her being a care free 15 year old!
Just another example of me doing all the work…cough, cough….
She’s too cute for words.
and back to looking 20 again…..the eyes, the eyes…..some amazing peepers!
We moved over to our second location because I wanted to take advantage of these gorgeous golden sunsets we have been having. Golden sunsets deserve golden fields of tall grass. This is a perfect example that you don’t need exotic locations, just creative ones. This was our view to the right of our location.
Our very own Home Depot.
and this was the field to the left of the Home Depot. I am IN LOVE with this photo. I want to Photoshop my face on top of hers. We could never be body doubles of each other.
Even my 10 foot long shadow mocks my birthing hips. Note Ryan’s wandering hand.
Can we say photogenic enough?
This last shot….LOVE!!!! Natalia you are a young woman of grace and virtue. We love you!!! Happy very late 15th b-day.