It’s not everyday you turn 99 and Helen Coggin sure knows how to celebrate.
The grandma of 11 and great-grandma of nine posed for pictures full of confetti, champagne and family members to honor her special day.
Yazmin Leonard, owner of Yasmin Leonard Photography, offered to capture the moment after seeing a photo of Coggin’s family lifting her body up and resting across their arms.
"She seemed so spunky, full of life, and so fun I couldn't believe how old she was,” Leonard said. "When I found out she was 99 I knew I had to photograph her."
The High Point, North Carolina-based photographer got all the props and outfits together for Coggin -- pink toto included.
“Yazmin had this fun unicorn hat, a sash and balloons all fixed up and helped us make this something truly special," Helen’s granddaughter, Kelly Caudle, 38, said. "We took grandma to go get her hair done and met Yazmin in her backyard."
And when they arrived, grandma was ready for her close up.
"She stepped out of the car, glossed up her lips, and threw her hands on her hips because she knew all the attention was about to be on her," Caudle said. "She had a ball doing those photos!"
A photo shoot fit for a matriarch celebrating 99 years young.