all grown up...

I have 3 nieces and 2 nephews. The oldest, Brittany, is graduating this year. I just can't believe how fast time goes. I remember being Brittany's age and adults would say "Seems like yesterday when you were just a kid." and I would think "Yesterday? THAT TOOK FOREVER!" But it's true that time seems to pass faster, the older you get. On one hand, it makes me sad that my little chubby-cheek Brittany is no more. But on the other hand, I'm so excited to see the awesome adult that she will become.
BELIEVE ME when I tell you that Brittany is no ordinary teenager. She is so sweet and caring. So responsible. So trust-worthy. So helpful. Never snotty. Never a know-it-all. Never argues or fights. She helps her mom whenever she needs her. She got a job as soon as she could and saved up for her own car and continues to work in order to pay for her insurance. She is very popular at school and has lots of friends and a busy social life but makes sure to maintain her grades and never get in trouble. She goes to church and isn't afraid that will make her "unpopular" with her peers. She is confident, beautiful and so sweet. I am so proud of her.
To be honest, I wish I was more like her when I was a teenager. I did my fair share of "experimenting" and always seem to push my limits with my parents. I thought I knew everything and my parents just didn't understand. Let me just say this, I am so glad I decided not to have children cause I have a feeling I would get payback. I don't know how parents put up with teenagers... they would all be very lucky to have one like Brittany.
Last Sunday I pretended to be a photographer again and took her to take her senior photos. I just finished designing her announcement and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! But with a gorgeous model, how could it go wrong?
I am going to print these on the pearl paper from and order some pearlized, brown envelopes to finish it off. I will post pics of the printed piece when I get them, but I just couldn't wait to get these up!


  1. OH MY GOODNESS, can this be any more perfect? Sommer you are right, when you have such a perfectly gorgeous model you can't go wrong, but it takes a wonderful good eye to know when and what to snap a picture of, and then how to place them. Oh I just wish we had known someone like you, to do this for you!!

  2. how beautiful!!! I didn't realize you took the photos for this one too when I looked at it the first time. I didn't have time to read!! what a great job you did!! See I always told you your pics are awesome!! <3 its konnie by the way i am having trouble with your comments on your blog tonight. its making me choose a profile and i don't have any of the options???!!

  3. These photos are FABULOUS! You are so good!! I would have been thrilled to have senior pics like these. I'm sure she is too!