Jessi Blakely for Tamara Lackey Photography:

There are many thing that I love about my job, but I would say that the best thing is becoming a part of a family tradition.  I have been photographing these beautiful children since they were just tiny little babies…I photographed them every few months for their first year, watching them learn to sit up, crawl and eventually walk.   We now live states apart but every summer, we still have a family photo shoot at the beach!  Photographing these little ones and watching them grow into independent people has been a joy and  tradition I am happy to be a part of!