Photography by yeah|she|snaps photography
Meet Layla. She is Beauty Revived.
Beauty is often times defined as what a person looks like on the exterior, but this is not the case for Layla. She exemplifies what it truly means to be beautiful on the inside. From am early age she always had kindness in heart. She has a real love for people and animals alike. She is a true pleaser and wants to bring joy to those around her. She is active in her church where she is only one of three children there. All the others members are over 50. She enjoys helping them in all things related to the church or just helping them in general.
Layla experienced loss at a young age but has overcome that to be the young lady that she is today. Layla’s mother says that raising her has been such a joy and a beautiful experience. “She has shown me what true unconditional love means.”
Layla has a spring in her step that brings out the bounce in her hair. Her giggle is one in a million and will stay with you for the rest of your day after being around her. She doesn’t take things too seriously, but at the same time is extremely smart. She takes it all in, sometimes quietly, sometimes not…but will let you know she’s observing and taking in whatever she is around. While being a quiet observer has its place at times, Layla is also not afraid to speak up for herself or others, to stand up for what is right, or to enjoy some time in the spotlight. She is a talented dancer and dreamer and hopes to have a career in dancing or acting one day. When asked during her photo session what she wanted to do with the rest of her life, Layla said “I’m not sure, but I want to change the world.” As powerful and broad a statement as that is, there is something about her deep brown eyes and confident personality that lets one know the magnitude of that statement is understood, even by a child.
With as many hours as Layla devotes to dance, church, and school during the week, she still has time to play and be silly. She understands the importance of laughter and isn’t afraid to spread it contagiously, which is probably her best quality. It’s impossible to be around her and not laugh or smile yourself when surrounded by her belly laughs. She has learned to be gracious when it comes to disappointment and doesn’t stop trying. She knows what it means to follow through and to not give up on tasks she is given, whether it be for school, dance, or elsewhere, but most of all, does not give up on her dreams.
There are many things that come to mind when describing this beautiful child that showcase her strength, grace, and beauty, but the thing that reminds us most of Layla is a quote by William Shakespeare. “And though she be but little, she is fierce”.
About the Photographer
Jessica Diedrich is a natural light portrait and lifestyle photographer with interest in children, couples, modeling, and concept shoots. Seeing the beauty in the every day and in everyONE is her passion and calling. Jessica enjoys bringing portraiture to life by fusing personality and real life moments into one. She prides herself on providing an ‘experience’ and not just your ‘average session’, and leaves each one feeling as if she has gained a new friend(s). She resides just outside of Nashville, TN with her husband,
“fab five”, and a few fur babies.