Flower Girls

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Flower Girls

Best weekend ever. Leta and Marlo were flower girls at a wedding. They loved getting dressed up and the choice of dress was perfect for them. Major kudos to the bride for the foresight of having them wear something useful and fun. The tutus will be a play staple for years to come.

Even though the weather looked like it was going to be rainy and cold, the girls did not care and remained excited through the whole weekend. Watching them focus on their role, their genuine smiles and remarkable poise (shut up, I’m their father) filled me with a happiness that was full and bright. They were well behaved and adorable.

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I was walking behind them on our way into the wedding and seeing them like this, happy, together and ready to take on something bigger than themselves was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve had as a father. Sometimes the age difference makes it seem like they aren’t as close as they truly are and this image shows that closeness.

As I took this photo, I realized that I needed to spend more time seeing the world from their perspective—even the simplest events can be exciting and fun. And a very big deal.