"a joyful spirit is evidence of a grateful heart. " - maya angelou
JOY is completely what i saw first in her.
well, besides her smile. ;)
lauren walked into my studio the day of her senior session, and her joy just spilled out.
as shannon did her hair and make-up, and lauren, her mom, sister ashely and i talked about where and how we would make this shoot happen, her dad stopped by. he couldn't stay away completely and miss such a special day in his daughter's life. whew.
seeing the smile and pride he showed, then ducking out to give "the girls their time", i got it.
this family was secure in themselves and each other. they loved like - ALL love.
and lauren was a product of that.
how i enjoyed her! she filled my own soul with laughter and helped ME feel carefree :).
what most spoke to me about lauren was the confidence she held in herself.
the joy she found in EVERYTHING.
and how she shared and exhibited that joy without reservation.
a few nights ago, her family sat in my studio, and we played her video up on "the big screen."
i wanted to jump up and down!
in the images, you can just FEEL lauren's heart! and it is so so special.
sitting with the people she loves most, i TOTALLY get why it is that way.
what a girl...what a family
lauren...xoxoxo you exquisite girl!