Jackie is getting ready to preserve her wedding dress. Mia is five. And Jackie had a brilliant, and unbelievably sweet idea. We got together and photographed Mia in her Mother's wedding dress before it goes off to be cleaned and preserved.

Mia likely won't remember the evening we spent together, and she won't see these pictures until her own wedding day, in about 20 years. On that special day, Jackie will give Mia a gift- a gorgeous album with images of the two of them together, when Mia was five and wearing her Mom's dress.  They'll sit and flip through the pages and laugh and possibly cry, before Mia walks down the isle herself.

And if that doesn't have all of you Moms-with-daughters out there shedding a tear or two, I don't know what will.

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Jen says:

Oh.my.goodness. I am absolutely in love with this idea and with all these images. What a treasure to give her daughter. Would you pretty, pretty please come out & do sessions like this for Zoe & Brynn?

(07.19.12 @ 12:07 PM)
Lindsey says:

So beautiful. And yes, I did cry! I think this is one of the best ideas ever!

(07.20.12 @ 03:49 PM)
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And all along
I believed I would find you
Time has brought
Your heart to me

I have loved you for a
Thousand years
I'll love you for a
Thousand more

-Christina Perri

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Holly says:

Love! Love! Love! Thank you so much Rachel!

(07.09.12 @ 06:33 PM)
Jen says:

Absolutely beautiful! Love the light.

(07.09.12 @ 09:22 PM)
Natalie says:

Oh my goodness! Love these! Holly-you are so beautiful! Rachel- You are so talented!

(07.10.12 @ 08:56 AM)
Aleasha says:

These are amazing!! What a cute couple!!

(07.10.12 @ 10:07 AM)
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Watch out, folks. You're going to want to eat this darling baby boy with a spoon!

He is, easily, one of the most beautiful children I've ever seen.

And then Kelli throws him in a custom onesie with a tie, a baby fedora, and argyle babylegs.... Well, suffice it to say, his parents are lucky I didn't take that little man home and make him my own.

(John and Kelli, you're not bad either.)
 
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(You want to eat him up, don't you??)


Jen says:

Ummm yes. Yes I do. The one of him peeking over & gumming the side of the wagon slays me. What a fabulous session!!

(06.14.12 @ 10:40 PM)
Alexandra says:

He is indeed sooo adorable! Love all these photos, Rachel!

(06.14.12 @ 11:12 PM)
Lindsey says:

Oh my gosh!! I'm sure he has parents, but I didn't notice them anywhere because I was staring at him in every picture!! What a joy to photograph him! I especially love the one with his hands over the edge of the wagon, chewing on it. Adorable!

(06.15.12 @ 03:12 PM)
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Donovan and Megan,
August 18th is going to be a spectacular day! I'm so excited for you both.
xo
Rachel


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Kori says:

Love the long board pics, so cute!

(05.21.12 @ 08:35 PM)
Sarah Brimhall says:

Cute couple! Beautiful Pictures!

(05.21.12 @ 08:46 PM)
Jen says:

Spectacular! And so much fun. Wonderful, WONDERFUL images.

(05.21.12 @ 10:28 PM)
Stacie says:

So fun! Love the photos!

(05.22.12 @ 07:33 AM)
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I can't help but post one quick picture of Donovan and Megan from last night. Many more to come...
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Jen says:

STOP RIGHT NOW. This is perfection. Love every detail.

(05.21.12 @ 09:08 AM)
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