A Morning with Steph and Hadz, Atlanta Documentary Family Photography

A Girl and her Curls

I'll be honest. I have some major curl envy. It was no secret to my camera. My mom always wanted me to have curls, and so she gave me perms all through my childhood. As you can imagine, they were not flattering...maybe that' s why I can't help but be transfixed (and quite a bit envious) of a good tight curl. The personality of Haddie's curls are matched by the girl underneath them, fun and quirky with a mind of their own.

It's hard to believe that it has already been a year since the last time I documented these two, and I'm struck by the changing ratio of child size to mom size. Kids, they get bigger, they get more independent, they get smarter, and in some cases they get even more expressive. If you know Stephanie, you know the apple does not fall far from the tree. After spending some time at their home, we went to Haddie's favorite park, along with her unicorn stuffed animal, to play and build fairy houses and feed the ducks, a typical weekend routine for these two. This is the kind of morning that I love to be a part of, the kind of morning that Haddie will remember years from now through the images that match her memories.