When we paid to have my wedding dress sealed and protected in a museum-style memory box, we didn’t plan on busting into it before our daughter joyfully asked for it for her own wedding. But a nine year old girl with gorgeous long eyelashes and the sweetest “pleeease, can we Mom, puh-leeeease?” changed all that. As we prepare for the upcoming “Daddy’s Little Girl Sessions” on Sunday March 15th, we agreed we’d shoot images of Lauryn in my precious dress. And little did I know the experience would bring us one of the most amazing moments together in the nine years I’ve known her. It was emotional watching her giddy girl face as we opened the first box to reveal the perfectly preserved gown, tied around a plastic bodice mold. I forgot how pretty the fabric and beading were and she was mesmerized by the glitz and glam of the whole thing. I felt this emotion come over me as we both gazed at the thing like two little girls ready to play dress up. And getting to capture all the next hour of her getting laced into it and parading across the field outside made the cost of resealing it completely worth it!