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jaylenecrane Did you guys know I gave birth to a teeny tiny little model? #Lilia #babygirlcrane #schoolphotos #reallyreallyridiculouslygoodlooking #thetoprightpic #babybluesteele 😗 6h

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angie_clayson_photo It's time for School Pictures! Outdoor sessions almost full. Some studio times are still available. Reserve your time now! Email me: angie@angieclaysonphoto.com #angieclaysonphoto #schoolphotos 6h

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monique.julie Mum's first teaching photo vs. mine 👭 #schoolphotos #teacherlyf #mummabear 13h

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jardelxo School photos of my in year 12 and my brother in prep.
#13years #schoolphotos #broandsis #yeartwelve #year12 #prep #blackandwhite
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___flicky___ School photo #schoolphotos 1d

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miss_passi19 You are the best looking kid and I love you dearly when i first laid eyes on you , you were only 5 weeks old and your now taking your first professional Prep School photos! Your growing up to fast and making aunty binya feel real old! I love you very much my Jack man! #SchoolPhotos #MakesMeFeelOld #MyLittleMan #JackDouglasSnelling #YourJustTooHandsome 1d

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instagray152 Our darling little girls first daycare photo! I definitely had a little chuckle at this...she seems to have lost her neck ️ gorgeous girl xx
#love #awkward #wheresherneck #gorgeous #girl #beautiful #instakids #schoolphotos #likeforlike #tagsforlikes #photooftheday
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pammyfisch These gave me a good laugh. Personal favorites the flag photo and the one with me and the green monster. #photoshopfails #schoolphotos 2d

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exclusivaa29 Baby sister has changed soo much since 2011. Cutie piie!!! #schoolphotos #cutie #sisters #kindy 2d

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chelseahirschmann Little sister and I
Last year of school #schoolphotos #sisterlove
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Normal Lizzy Ngatai-Hawtin
lizzyngatai The best part of my entire world, these little guys melt my heart #nephews #cute #schoolphotos #rerekohu #Hoia #Lucas #teararoa 3d

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_cassiedeshto Love these girls #schoolphotos #fab 3d

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natlyluveee #ecclesiastes3v11 aren't I precious? I think the worst part of being human is that we have a need to judge.
Before, I wanted to burn all my pictures from when I was young. I thought I looked so ugly, so fat. Before, my heart was lost in judgement. Pitiful, awful judgement. And it sucked.
But now I see this picture, over 10 years later, and I remember... I stepped up to the mark, possibly excited. I was happy I did not have to wait in the dark for the monsters to leave any longer (haha). After this it was probably recess and I'd get to play outside, which I always loved.
I'm sure my mom tried to comb my hair, but I probably started hopping and spinning round and round until I could barely walk, destroying an hour of hard hard work (sorry mom). I went to face the camera with this shawl that made me feel like those cowboys in Clint Eastwood movies. For a second, I felt pretty, but passing eyes intimidated me; "her hair", " that face", " that body", "what happened?". I thought about how I'd hopefully look back at this years older and smile, because I'd be so much prettier.
I beamed *ashamedly*... Maybe that day will be next year... When I see this picture, it makes me sad. I'm sad I thought like that. I'm sad I spent days, months, years, staring at a mirror and praying to God I'd be pretty. I'm sad that people say "wow, you've gotten much prettier!": to clarify, I know it's a complement, I know no one knows my inner thoughts and feelings. And for that reason, I do really appreciate the comment, but for that eight year old, it's still killer.
Why am I sharing this? Why do I share such an intimate thought?
To the eight year old out there staring at a camera for school pictures: crazy haired, crazy dressed, dark circles, energetic, innocent, hoping, YEARNING for the day she will be pretty in the eyes of others -you already are in the eyes of God, and in the eyes of mine. You are amazing, pure, a light in the world. And everyone will realize this too. Just you wait and see.

Just you wait and see.

#schoolphotos #pictureday #pictureyay #selfconfidence #justwaitandsee #throwback
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  •   _ilovefluffy010_ Amazing Natalia, I started crying this is so inspirational I feel like so many of us thought the same way. I love you so much beautiful 3d
  •   sassy_queen_mal That post just sums up why I hate society and why women are "supposed" to be the "perfect" Barbie figure when that figure is near impossible to get and very unhealthy! 3d
  •   sassy_queen_mal @natlyluveee I hope some young girls see what worth they have as a person and don't try to change their body to fit society 3d
  •   mariahangelique You're so beautiful! Always have been! & you have the most beautiful heart! I love you Natalia. You're truly breathtaking! 3d
  •   ashwaryaariya You have always been gorgeous nd always will be hun 3d
  •   butterflybeca You're planning on majoring in Public Policy? You would do really well in English! ️ I'm so glad I get to meet someone so caring & passionate! 2d
  •   laura_delaunaie You're beautiful, Natalia, don't ever think anything less of yourself. 2d

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