Beautiful tween {Brookings Oregon Teen and Child Photographer}

This girl!  I’m partial because she’s my own, but she is so fabulously stunning I can’t even handle it.  For her 12’th birthday, I wanted to help her feel like the rockstar that she already is.  We went shopping and picked up this adorable new dress, then on to the beauty salon for some simple makeup.  I had promised at some point that she could start to wear some simple makeup on her 12’th birthday, and you better believe she wasn’t going to let me forget about it!  Of course she doesn’t need a drop of it, but a mom has got to let their daughter grow up at some point….. I guess.  In the end she was feeling fabulous, and off we went, just the 2 of us to scout out the perfect spot to take her official “tween”age photos.  We laughed our heads off the entire time, and acted as crazy as possible, only stopping the crazy for a moment here and there to snap a few photos.  I think I like the finished product.  Although she looks super grown up, and I don’t know if I”m ready for that part of her life just yet.  I’m trying to slowly let go, and remind myself that the ultimate goal in parenting is to have raised a precocious child into an amazing adult who is ready to soar on her own.  Nicole ratliff photography 1nicole ratliff photography 2nicole ratliff photography 3nicole ratliff photography 4nicole ratliff photography 5nicole ratliff photography 6nicole ratliff photography 7nicole ratliff photography 8nicole ratliff photography 9


I’m a pretty simple gal, I love Jesus, my handsome hubby and my 4 not so tiny kiddos teenagers. I love the beach and feeling the sun on my shoulders and the wind in my hair. I love wild color, and crazy love. I love coffee and bacon and tacos. Tending my garden and chickens feed my soul. If you will let me in, I promise to capture a little part of your one wild and beautiful life, and all the things that make YOU happy.