One night, a few weeks before her birthday my sweet girl, Emerson, and I went to take some pictures of her. What was meant to be a few minutes of taking some pictures to mark her 7th birthday turned into me witnessing the unforced and naturally sweet and free spirit of my girl. I kept attempting to focus her on the task at hand, but in her little girl way she would spot wildflower after wildflower. She moved from the "most beautiful flower" to the next "most beautiful flower" with eagerness and excitment. I'm not sure when I realized that what I was watching was giving me more of a pure glimpse of her sweet little girl heart than posing her would, but I soon stopped talking and began moving around her as she discovered and smelled and danced in the sun that was close to making it's last shouts of glory for that day. This was one of the moments that I captured and it's become a favorite.
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My sweet Emerson just before her 7th birthday.