Earlier this week I talked about the photo-walk my niece, Emily, and I went on down at UofL’s campus. Not only did I have the intention of walking and taking photos alongside her, but I wanted to photos of her – I love shooting down on campus and what better way to experience it than with my 13-year-old niece.
We found cool places to stop at, I worked her into a pose, asked her about boys (the giggles always come out with talk of boys) and photographed her. So these are the images I got of her as we went along our photo-walk.
Things to know about Emily: She has three siblings; two sisters and a brother. (They weren’t present unfortunately.) She’s looking forward to starting the eighth grade and has hopes of joining choir this year. She loves to craft and is pretty good at crochet – she goes to a weekly meeting at the library to crochet with older ladies. Emily loves to read and actually wrote a short story last summer. She and her brother make movies (but are too afraid to post them on the internet). And after years of thinking they were disgusting, she eats scrambled eggs with delight now.
She is my niece. And I love everything about her.
Those long legs – I think she looks so much older in this photo just because I can see her height. Even my husband was surprised how tall she’d gotten since he saw her last. It’s crazy. But good crazy.
That smile – I LOVE IT!!
Emily had picked up some new kicks earlier in the week. I am a fan of Converse myself, so I asked her wear her new mint sneakers. She had just as much fun photographing her shoes as I did. :)
My niece – just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She did great in front of the camera. Actually, she did better than I expected, so she shouldn’t be surprised if I ask her to pose for me again. Now we just have to figure out how to get the rest of the family in front of my camera and pulling it off as well as my Emily did. :)
I love you, Em. Never be afraid to be yourself. Because you’re awesome. xoxo