Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Homecoming Queen? And Senior Pictures







 A cool shot of her purity ring--melt my heart.



 Stone Arch Bridge/Mpls.



 That's Minneapolis you see there, friends.

 Of course me having to get an Instagram in there, haha.

 I must say how surreal it is when your child gets their senior pics done.
It's a moment, one of the moments you think about for their whole life,
and when I think back to thinking that, that moment seemed like it just happened--
and now here she is--
tears fill my eyes! It's truly been nearly 18 years, and I can not believe the woman
before me. I adore these photos and how they turned out. They are a true
reflection of who Madelynn is and who is yet still becoming.
 This photo is Madelynn's favorite! I can see why.





Well this girl is up for Homecoming Queen! The crowning is tomorrow. And although Madelynn, by worlds standards is pretty, she is popular, yes. But this girl is nominated for so many more reasons than that! She has a heart of gold. The minute you meet her, you are changed. If you are so lucky enough to be riddled with her presence, you would see this girl loves people through and through, loves God, and exudes beauty and joy. She is a positive light and leader to all her peers.
You can bet I'll be rootin for her tomorrow at the pep fest, and I'll be hopin she's crowned. But if she's not, she still wears a crown in my eyes, and she is forever my princess, and forever a King's kid.

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41 comments:

Ruth@GraceLaced said...

This made me tear up, Gina. I'm rejoicing with you to have a girl who you not just "love", but really "like" too. :)

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful photos! Can't wait to hear about tomorrow night...but no matter what happens you have one special girl right there!

Andrea said...

Gina, she is soo gorgeous - inside and out. You really see inner beauty shining through in the photos!

Laura said...

Oh wow. She is so beautiful. And so photogenic. She's just bursting with so much joy, peace and inner beauty! Love them, love you and love her! :)

morgan said...

gorgeous! i think the balloon shots and the purity ring shot are my favorites! great work here!

Rissi said...

These are so great, Gina! I love how "carefree" and happy each of the photos come across (your daughter looks a lot like you, too - she is lovely).

Love the "unique-ness" of these! :-)

Daisy said...

Aw, I hope she wins too! Beautiful pictures :)

Mary said...

my goodness, Gina, she sure is a vision of beauty.
i wonder where she get that from???
***ahem*** HER MOTHER!
i'm cheering her on, too! :)
xoxo

Pretty lady said...

Your daughter is beautiful, stunning, & an amazing ballerina. She does look like you, so of course she would be all these things! I enjoyed her senior pictures. She's not a baby anymore :(

I truly hope she wins homecoming. She's real!

ruthy ann said...

She is just stunning...her beauty pours out of her...just like her mother. I'll be rootin for her too :)

Elisha said...

Ooh la la, my my my lookin' so finee.
Haha, I think that's a song?
Well it fits you and your lovely daughter. <3

Her senior shots are so stunning. SO stunning. xo

Lauren said...

I would seriously love to meet this girl! What an awesome chick she seems to be! All the best with homecoming queen! xoxo

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

What a BEAUTY!!! The pictures are just spectacular! Keep us posted...even though she is already royalty!!! xoxo

trishie said...

You have a really beautiful daughter and her loveliness just shines through. Hope she becomes Homecoming Queen! Do let us know yeah?

vintage grey said...

Gina you daughter is gorgeous and what beautiful photos!! Such a blessing she is! I am cheering for her tomorrow! Happy sweet weekend! xo Heather

Sarah said...

Wow you must be SO PROUD!!! I pray my little Samantha follows in similar foot steps. What a lovely daughter you have. Good job momma!

- Sarah
agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Sunny said...

She looks so beautiful. The pictures all turned out great I can't even pick a favorite one. Her lovely personality shines through in every shot. I feel like I've met her even though I never have. Thank you so much for sharing.

Micaela said...

she is STUNNING!!! beautiful, obviously but i can see what you mean about having a heart of gold just from her smile and captured laughter alone.

seeing these photos (esp the one of you and the instagram fix ;) cute) makes me so happy that i will get to know the amazing relationship between a mother and a daughter... i can't wait! it's already begun and my little is only nearly 2 weeks old.

<3

Amy said...

She is lovely. You should be so proud of the girl that you have helped shape and mold into a beautiful women.


Ps she looks just like you.

Krista said...

She is truly so so so beautiful! Please tell her I said so. Wish I could know her in real life ;)

You words about here are so heartfelt, brings tears to my eyes. What a special relationship you two have. So blessed.

Have a great time watching your girl shine this weekend!

charla beth said...

beautifully written<3 and the pictures turned out just gorgeous.

his little lady said...

So gorgeous! Absolutely love these shots. Especially the ones with the point shoes!
xo TJ

sarah {on the brightside...} said...

These are beautiful & creative senior photos!!

Barb said...

She is simply stunning! and what wonderful photography!

Sarah and Derek said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures!!

chambanachik said...

She is so beautiful, Gina!

Justina F. Lee said...

She is so graceful! Hope she gets crowned tomorrow, she deserves it :-)

Ferial Trammell said...

Such a GORGEOUS girl you have!

chestnutmocha said...

she is such a gorgeous young lady, Gina!

House of Tong said...

Beautiful! Beautiful!!! I have to say though that one of her jumping is my favorite!! xoxo

ABIGAIL JASMINE said...

These are really beautiful! Oh my goodness!!!!! LOVE THEM!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you'll have a fresh new start of your week!!!

HUGS!

Morgan Nicole Ilg said...

I loved your last sentence.
I lost my mom a few years back due to her health, but it is so sweet to see other people write/talk about their own daughters.
I somehow imagine that if my mom had a blog, or fb, or whatever, if she were still here today, she would say something similar about me.
anyway, this was beautiful, and I really liked the pictures.
;D
~Morgan

christina said...

agggg I saw she won!!!! congrats to your girl!! you must be soooooooo proud!

Marie said...

Beautiful photos :)) Ur daughter looks like you btw :D

Liv Lundelius said...

These photos are so beautiful. She is such a beauty. You can be one proud and grateful Mama.

Autumn said...

I love her dancing shots! She is seriously so photogenic and seems to lack the pesky body-consciousness that I had as a teenager (and still, admittedly have now).

lindsay said...

oh gina these are absolutely gorgeous!

BARBIE said...

Your daughter is beautiful!

Tamera Beardsley said...

My dear I can tell by these pictures, she is all of that and more! These are the most amazing senior photos i have ever seen. You celebrate her with such love and adoration...no wonder she turned out so much like her mama!

Jean said...

I love the colors of her tutu & ballet flats! I remember I used to sneak into my oldest sister's room & wear her ballet flats! So funny! But I never dance x_x

These are beautiful photos! I bet you are such a proud mama, you ought to be. You have a wonderful girl right there. Magical! ;)

Kathy Masterjohn said...

Why is it when I look at these pictures, my heart just wants to burst with pride and joy and love and everything like that I can think of. The beautiful girl that you created Gina is so much more than a beautiful girl. I just can't even describe how special she is. I love you both so so so much.