My oldest turns 8 in four and half weeks. In our church 8 is a huge deal! He gets baptized in 6 weeks. I told my husband I wanted to pay a friend to take pictures of him, my husband said why don't I take pictures of him. Good point. So you know, these might be only semi-professional, but good enough for the girl my husband dates.
Lastly, here is a picture of him on the day he was blessed. The 8 years have past so quick and so slow all at the same time.