Today I treated my niece to a little photo shoot by the lake so that she could give a special personalized gift to her boyfriend on their anniversary (7/26). I have been photographing her since before she could walk and I feel a little nostalgic sometimes that she has grown so fast. She will be graduating from high school next year and she's very mature for her age (17). I don't even remember being that mature, or what I really wanted out of life, at her age. I am blessed to have her as my niece and I am proud to share her with my blog family.