Teenager Birthday Portraits in Charlottesville
The beauty I see in this teenage girl shines outward from her soul. The ridiculously fast pace at which she is growing up astounds me; But here we are: thirteen years old! Time has spiraled out of control, passing at lightning speed. Every fleeting second with my sweet girl is so precious. The closest I can get to freezing time is capturing moments with my camera. Thankfully, at least these moments are safe from time’s grasp. Even through my lens, I can hardly believe my eyes: What a joy she is, what a light she exudes…and what a tremendous, incredible gift it is to be able to witness her growing up.
“I’m sorry I’m the hardest on you. You’re the oldest, so I guess I expect more of you, but it’s not fair, and I’m always going to try to remember that. Just so you know, I look at you and think you are the most beautiful, kindest, coolest human being, and no one can ever take away the fact that my life’s most euphoric moment of becoming a mom happened because of you and only you. You make me happy, always, For existing.” -Kelle Hampton