an enduring portrait

At her newborn session, I said she made me smile, and that’s still so true- you can’t look at this cute little face and not smile. One of my new favorites:

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of course, we had to do a few girly things-

But my very favorite image from this session included a shawl that’s been handed down through the generations. Just over Scarlett’s shoulder you can see a portrait from the 1920s, where her great-grandma is wearing the same shawl. I know she’d make her great-grandma smile, too-

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