Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My Girl


You’re just going to have to forgive me today for being a very, very proud momma…


My beautiful middle daughter graduates from high school this week…

IMG_7197-1 {I love the beautiful capturing of my sweet photographer child who doesn’t like to be photographed herself!}

…and I couldn’t be more pleased with the young lady she’s turned out to be…

IMG_7768 {these photographs capture so beautifully her love of photography and reading…and orange sneakers!}

…for the good choices she makes, the friends that she keeps, the talents she has…


…the love that she shares…

IMG_7885 {with my youngest daughter, who was along for the photo shoot at the beautiful, old San Juan Bautista Mission}

…the future she’s planning, the values she believes in, her faith, her hope…


…her beauty, her smile…just her. Every little bit of her.


I love you, my Rosie.



{And I’m so grateful to our wonderful photographer friend (my “adopted daughter”) who captured her so beautifully & so naturally—Thank-you, Elizabeth.}


  1. She is just beautiful Julie!.. just like her mama... and I know how very proud of her you must be!... such a beautiful shining star she is... I love that she loves photography and reading and orange sneakers... me too!... congratulations to you all, xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Congrats to her and such lovely pictures!

  3. She's a beautiful girl! I loved the picture of her eyes looking over the top of the book...it's wonderful! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

  4. Oh my, she has the most glorious head of hair and I can see her beauty radiating from her. I hope the "future" she forsees for herself comes to be, 10 fold.
    A daughter....I only have one....but wow, what a precious jewel they are.

  5. She will have the most unique and descriptive senior pix ever! The love of books and orange tennies! CUTE. You deserve to be a proud Mommy!

  6. Oh wow Julie -- congratulations to both you and your beautiful daughter. You hardly seem old enough to have a daughter who is graduating from high school. Gorgeous young lady with gorgeous hair and great photos too. You paid her a wonderful tribute. The apple does not fall far from the tree I have been told.

  7. Julie congratulations to your beautiful daughter! Clearly the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. I have been away for a while so haven't been able to read and comment. I have a lot to catch up on, but I will do it in time. I always love all that you share. Your talents, your photos, your creations, your words. I just adore you. Love and hugs from sunny and warm UK! Wish you were here! xxoo

  8. She is beautiful! You should be very proud:)

  9. Congrats to you both! What a beautiful young lady who takes after her mom. What gorgeous red hair. Wishing her the best.

  10. Congratulations!! Time flies. One minute we are walking them to preschool and the next we are watching them receive their high school diploma, then their college degree and so on! In the blink of an eye! They make us proud!

    Blessings, Aimee

  11. July, this is what mammas (in Italian)are meant for, be proud oh their dauthers...I love reading this post and your girl is simply... a beauty!


  12. Wow, she's stunning!!! Congratulations and may she achieve all her dreams.


  13. I think this was a beautiful post. Moms need to take time to let the world know how proud they are of their children. The photos are wonderful and your daughter looks amazing. Congrats to her on the graduation and to brighter futures.

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  14. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation, it is the season for proud parents. The stacked novel photo with the orange sneakers was really well done. This will be a really unique and professional senior collection. It seems like that, with most shutterbugs, they like to capture the world and normally not be in the pictures.

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