I don't know, the youth of today...

Can you believe this beautiful girl has just turned 14?? Grace's mum Denise bought her a photoshoot (plus makeup and hair-styling beforehand) for her birthday present. It was lovely chatting to Grace in the studio and getting to know her a little: she's an impressive young woman who has her head screwed on and knows just what she wants from life. I have a feeling she will go far. She is quite embarrassed by her Mum's plans to cover her walls in big images from the shoot, so at least she's a typical 14-year-old in that regard. :)

I couldn't help but think back to how I looked as a 14-year-old, and I'm afraid it wasn't quite so sophisticated. Nearly, of course, with my perm and my braces and my bright multi-coloured diamond jersey, but not quite. Unfortunately I couldn't find that photo for you - it was a cracker - but I did manage to dig out something similar and have added it to the bottom of the post. It's a photo of a small part of another photo, so it's pretty fuzzy, but you might thank me for that...

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