i've been photographing mattea for half of her life now and this year she's hitting that big double-digit mark. i met her mom and my friend, shelby, along with her little brother brandon jr. in downtown south bend for a quick family session to commemorate her big 1-0 birthday (daddy was at work and missed!).
it's such a heart-warming feeling to look through the lens and be taken aback by the fact that this little girl you've been snapping pictures of has suddenly grown into such a beautiful young woman. mattea adores her little brother, and the feeling is obviously mutual. to see the love shelby has for her kids is a joy. these two are some of the sweetest, kindest, and funniest littles i know, and it's an honor to have been able to capture these moments for them.