The first thing I remembered as I pulled into the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parking lot for Miss M's First Communion photography session was "The last time I was here was for her baptism 8 years ago!" Miss M's parents have been my friends for about 12 years now, and in fact my husband and Miss M's dad have been friends since they were little boys. So it gave me great honor to take her portraits to commemorate her First Holy Communion.
The church had wonderful natural light pouring in from the windows, and though decorated bare in the tradition of Lent, still had many wonderful little spots for us to work in. Miss M is a natural beauty, and although she refused to give me any full-on, teeth-baring smiles despite my prodding and pleading (is that an 8 year old thing?), she knew exactly how to pose for each photo and took direction like a pro.
Thanks Miss M for always being such a beautiful subject, and thanks to her mom and dad for allowing me to be a small part of this special occasion for your family! The photos and especially the memory box will be treasures she will cherish forever.