When I sat down to write about this shoot, I found it was too personal of an experience for mother and daughter and that it was not my place to write about Madison's Communion shoot, so I asked mama to write. To me, my spiritual journey is personal and so is Madison's so I was thankful when mama Kristin kept it simple and described details about the dress and church. As for me and my opinion of the shoot, it truly was a beautiful morning and as you can see from the photo below, God's Glory was shining straight down over this beautiful, sweet soul of a young woman.
The Communion Shoot
"When Madison was being baptized, we were able to capture the most beautiful shots of her in her baptism dress. They were angelic. We hope and still hope that a future niece will be able to wear her baptism dress. Five Years, two younger brothers and three nephews later, I am still hoping that day will come. When starting the hunt for a communion dress, my mom had told me she had mine and my sisters saved in a closet. Madison was reluctant and tried on my 30+year old dress and it was a fit, however it didn't fit her. We moved to my sisters dress and it was perfect. The size and the style! It helped a lot since she is a mini me of my sister.
As the time got closer, I knew I had to have pictures taken of her to once again capture her beauty, her innocence, the occassion and her in the dress. Ironically, we didn't meet Emily at The Catholic Church, but at the Methodist Church where our children have attended preschool and my mom works. It is our second church home. We went out to the garden area. It was the perfect light, the perfect temperature and the perfect girl. It was a 30 minute mini session. Everywhere we turned, the light was perfect and God was shining his grace on us. I knew we were able to capture a few good ones, and after seeing ALL of them, I can't choose a favorite! They are all so perfect. We are so excited to share the pictures with family and friends. These pictures mean so much, it is another year that has passed and another milestone."