My favorite thing about photographing kids at this age is that they are still 85% kid, but when you do your job right you can capture the moments of their future self peek out. As 8 year olds walk through the door you see their "cute, carefree, happy" child self that most people see. But when the light is right, and the expression perfect, you can see that part of the soul that will someday be an independent, capable, stunning person conquering the world. This beauty took my breath away because I have been photographing her since she was born and was blown away by her confidence and poise.
Thank you gorgeous E for popping in and sharing your future with me! It was such a treat for me!