When I was pregnant with Hayden, I read an article in a magazine that depicted a family’s tradition with their daughter.
Beginning with her first birthday, they dressed her in her grandmother’s vintage bathing suit and took a picture. They did this every year as they watched their baby daughter grow from a toddler, to a child, to a young woman.
It was amazing and adorable and I thought it was a wonderful way to show in photos how their daughter had changed and grown.
When Hayden was 1, we began a similar tradition with him by taking annual pictures of him in a white-button down shirt.
And now with Harper, we dress her in a little black dress, as opposed to a vintage bathing suit, and take annual pictures of her. A simple yet classic look that should provide for an amazing pictorial representation depicting her development as she grows into a young woman.