I dropped into a consignment store one day when I was “helping” my fisherman husband rebuild a fishing pier for a customer of ours.
and I found a lovely, blue velvet dress for six dollars. . . and then I noticed a blue hat for two. My heart sang when I realized the dress was a perfect fit for the girl who loves music. It’s been so long since I have photographed her.
AND THAT HAT! Oh! my goodness that hat!
Only as teenage daughters can . . . she tried to burst my bubble. She told me, “velvet was out.” “And a hat! That just wouldn’t work for her. She said, “I was out of touch.” “I needed to get with it.” She couldn’t believe I would ask her to wear such a thing.
I gently explained to this girl who loves music. . . my photographing her . . . had nothing to do with her. A mother wants images of her 18 year old daughter. The hat, the dress, the necklace. . . I knew what I was doing and if she let herself . . . she would have a great time.
And we would have amazing images.
Like a girl who loves her mother . . . she gave in.
and she rocked our photo session.
In the end . . . She said, “Wow Mom! You really know what you’re doing.” “That was so much fun!” “and this dress is so comfortable I don’t want to take it off.”
574.) time spent with the girl who loves music.
575.) dinner out just the two of us
577.) good school days
578.) healing for Charming
579.) great achievements for the philosopher
581.) clean house
582.) fresh sheets
583.) fresh towels
584.) feeling like we may have hit a new normal. . . maybe