Spring time is a season for Confirmations. According to the Lutheran tradition, young people at the age of 14-15, will be attending Confirmation classes taught by the local priest. The classes culminate to a public profession of faith in the church, and a dinner party with family and friends afterwards.
Yesterday a very sweet young girl, (almost an adult), the daughter of my friend, had her Confirmation. It was a pleasure to be a part of her day ... I was going back the memory lane: Remembering her being a tiny toddler carrying her teddy bear everywhere ... Her 1st day at the school, now with a schoolbag and a proud smile ... Then came the horses and riding, a hobby she still is very fond of.
There very many opportunities for me to practice taking portraits - above one of my dear husband.
The dinner with silverware, and the delicious food made with love, with speeches and plays, was a joyous and happy celebration.
She wore the dress, her mother was wearing in her own Confirmation for a decade+ years ago ... How wonderful it is to wear a vintage dress, from your mom's childhood!
Yes, it was a beautiful day!