It literally feels like it was yesterday that I was curled up in bed, snuggling my brand new baby girl. My only, eventually oldest, child. It doesn’t seem that long ago that she was learning to crawl, walk, talk, read, ride a bike … and then BAM, something happened. Against my wishes, she grew up. Every experienced parent will say your babies will grow up in a blink of an eye and they almost always add “enjoy them while they’re little” – while sleep deprived, frazzled parents of rambunctious toddlers can’t help but think “they” are crazy. These weary parents are in the midst of the chaos involved in raising little ones and feeling a little burned out. The light at the end of the tunnel seems so far away and they dream of the day when they can sleep again, when they won’t have to worry about diapers or bringing extra clothes when going to the store, or to just go to the bathroom by yourself! I completely understand since my youngest is 3.
However, I am quickly reminded how fast the years actually do pass when I look at my firstborn. My 18 year old daughter. Yes, I said EIGHTEEN. How did that even happen? How did 18 whole years fly by so fast? How is this sweet wide-eyed baby …
… graduating high school today as a beautiful young WOMAN? As much as I’d love to revisit the days she was a petite baby girl with eyes so big they looked taped open, I have enjoyed watching her blossom into a beautiful (inside and out), confident, helpful, talented, bright, and mature young lady – to just say a few. ;) I am extremely proud of my daughter and the person she is growing up to be. It has been an honor to be entrusted with her life as her mother and I am so thankful for the years past, as well as the years ahead with her.
::: sniffle :::
Now that I am all teary-eyed, I want to share just a few of the senior portraits I took of Kimberly last summer.
Congratulations to all of the seniors graduating from Chapel Hill High School today!
And to all of you parents of little ones … don’t blink. Time really does pass way too fast, even on the days that seem neverending.
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More About Atlanta Senior Portrait Photographer, Simply Corey Photography:
Simply Corey Photography is located in West Georgia, near Carrollton, Newnan, Douglasville, Villa Rica, and Bremen. I began my photography business in late 2004 and have photographed many teens, high school seniors, and families throughout metro Atlanta since then. Custom portrait sessions may take place at my private outdoor location or the location of your choice within greater Atlanta.
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JenniWow! She has turned in to a beautiful young woman :-) It must be nice to have a photographer for your senior photos living right in your own home!
Mandi PolShe is such a beautiful Atlanta highschool senior. You did a great job of taking her senior portraits. I’m sure she is so happy with your work!
SuriVery sweet Senior session here in Atlanta. Love your work!!!
Kelley SpurlockOh my gosh! I bet time really does fly by as a parent! That’s why it’s so important to get senior photos so you can really remember and cherish this time! She is lucky to have such a great Atlanta photographer!
Amanda MyersCorey, wow! Your daughter is gorgeous and these are beautiful senior portraits! I’m lucky to be in Atlanta, so close to as talented a photographer as yourself.
Stephanie de MontignyTime flies like you wouldn’t believe when things are going well, so take your good fortune and run with it. She has grown into a stunning woman, and looks to be quite happy :)
Allison AndersonBeautiful girl! I just commented to my husband how is our oldest already in grade 1. I know the next few years will fly by. Atlanta is also such a beautiful place. I love the locations you used for your daughter’s senior portrait session.
KathyI love this post. My oldest just started pre-school, (a long way from High School graduation, I know!) but I couldn’t help thinking how quickly he is growing up. Thank you for the reminder to cherish the times I have with him now, before he really IS graduating High School!
ConnieTime does fly and this Atlanta senior was lucky to have you as their mom! Gorgeous!
Shelby OliverLove these senior portraits. So cute that you included the baby photo!
LaurenLovely young lady. LOVE (!!!) the shot of her in that sea of green, but they’re all wonderful. Wonderful example of Senior photography done well.
Esther Edith galleriesThat first photo made me laugh! What gorgeous, beautiful eyes! And such a lovely senior portrait photography session!!
Jete DevisserWow, what a beautiful young lady!! I’m a mom of 2 littles, and can only imagine how I’ll feel when they are graduating… YIKES!! Absolutely gorgeous images of your daughter.
brookeWhat a beautiful senior girl! I love the photograph of her laying down in the green grass. The color is amazing! Chapel hill senior high has a wonderful option for their senior portraits!
Laci FrazierI’m in love with these senior portraits! She’s beautiful too and you did a great job capturing her personality.
SamanthaWhat a stunning senior! I love seeing Atlanta photographers at work!
MelissaHello from KC to Atlanta! Gorgeous job on her senior portraits, mama! You have a beautiful girl!
CourtneyAtlanta is lucky to have a senior portrait photographer like you! Beautiful photos!
BrendenI always look forward to your blog post. Your portrait photography is just so gorgeous! I love that you posted an image of your daughter when she was little. You can totally see the same face, she has just blossomed into a beautiful young lady. Gorgeous Atlanta senior photography as always!
EmilyGreat senior portraits! I love how you included the baby picture of her in comparison. Atlanta is lucky to have you!
Ashley EibanOh my goodness! What a beautiful beautiful girl!! My daughter just started pre-school and I’m sad looking at these! haha. Love these senior portraits in the Atlanta area!
LoriI love how you incorporated her baby photo into her senior blog.
ShannonWhat a gorgeous senior and these images are stunning! This last year of school really flies and so important to document. Atlanta seniors should be so lucky to have you photograph them!
Jan TurkLove the tribute.