Growing Up Girl

I recently completed a series titled, “Growing Up Girl.” I began sifting through thousands of photographs I have taken of my oldest daughter, and was inspired to recreate a few of my favorite shots of her…a decade later. As she approaches the “tumultuous” teen years, we are desperately holding onto the innocence and purity that is the magic of early childhood. She teeters between being that sweet, unknowing baby girl and a mature, young lady who deals daily with a chronic, painful genetic condition (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). Those big, blue eyes tell a story of a girl growing up, getting older, and going on despite life’s trials.

So I introduce to you…

Growing Up Girl, featuring Naomi Ober.

And if you tune in THIS Wednesday, April 15th, Naomi and I will be sharing about this series on FB Live with Nickel Plate Arts. Check their Facebook page here:

9 Responses

  1. Kevin Ober

    So beautiful, and what an amazing work putting all of these together!

  2. Kelli Trowbridge

    Wow, Leslie!!!! Love these!!! Naomi is SO gorgeous!!! She’s such a wonderful model! A beauty inside and out!!!!

    • leslieo

      Awww, thank you, Kelli! She is a dream to photograph!

  3. Andreea Lynch

    She is such a beautiful young lady! Inside an out! Miss you guys! Hope you all are keeping safe and healthy ❤️

    • Shelby Norman

      She is absolutely beautiful and you are such an amazing photographer!!! Love y’all and miss y’all. Hope your staying safe.