This lovely little lady is my oh, so sweet, and very talented niece, Sophia.  Sophia is a charming 8 year old who can write incredible stories and songs, act, and sing.  It's been so fun watching her grow into such a bright young lady.  I have no doubt there are big things in store for her.  This little session happened on a whim.  Sophia and I popped outside in a not so ideal lighting situation and a very muddy yard and still had a great time.  She needs NO instruction.  All the fun facial expressions, posing - all her!  Such a fun age to photograph.  Thank you Sophia for a wonderful afternoon of shopping and photography!