It’s only appropriate that I post this senior session on this beauty’s 17th birthday. *Record Scratch* SEVENTEEN?!? This wonderful and beautiful girl is my niece, Maddie, who I had the privilege of getting to photograph when she was in town last week. Way back in the day, when I was in college at the University of Tennessee, I would often take trips to Chattanooga (where my brother and his family lived at the time) to practice my skillz with Maddie, first as a wee babe, then as a toddler, and so forth. She was my child model as I was learning photography. And she had many photographers in the family – her mother, her grandmother, a couple aunts – so Maddie was the model for many of us!! And then I blinked, and now I’m doing her senior pictures!!! I want to rejoice and cry all at the same time, probably not as much as her mama, but still. She’s the oldest grandchild, the one who started it all, and I can’t think of a better soul to be an example for my children. We love you, Maddie!