Friday 11th March 2011 at 11:34pm, I became a mother. A traumatic story, one I won’t go into, but it had the happiest ending and now we get to celebrate this little one getting another year older year after year.

This week, she turned 8! Eight whole years old. Eight whole years of parenting her. And what a -mostly – wonderful eight years it’s been.

Last year I did a portrait session with her, it really was beautiful and I vowed then to do one for her every year following until she’d make me stop. She doesn’t get as much camera time as Izzy, just because she doesn’t really care for it, but she likes this little tradition we’ve started and so this year I’m doing it again.

The theme for this year? Its all very Mad men. Can you tell I’ve literally just finished binge watching it all? – Though I wanted to do a very spring inspired set up with tulips and stuff… She put a stop to it all, telling me I was allowed to take 5 photos and I had to be quick so she could back to doing what she was doing (which was covering something crafty in glitter).

Anyway, I managed to rush through, and get something half decent. how beautiful does she look in vintage?!

Happy Birthday ya’ crazy girl. Stay weird forever!