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12/12/2017 8:35:11 AM

Portrait of a little girl growing up: Father and Daughter pose at the same spot every year since 1980

When a young Chinese father was photographed on holiday with his one-year-old daughter he had no idea he`d begun an enduring family tradition.

Hua Yunqing and his daughter Huahua were shot by a lake in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, when she was just one in 1980

This photo of Hua and Huahua taken in 1980 when she was just one-year-old was the very first in Hua`s long collection 

Huahua smiles at the age of two
Huahua mimics her dad at three

Each year the father and daughter visit the same lake in Zhenjiang, a city in eastern China`s Jiangsu province

Huahua looks a little shy in 1985

the father-daughter duo don their swimsuits for this lively snap in 1986

Huahua wears a girly white dress at the age of eight

just a year later has grown her hair out and opted for funkier clothes

The pair wear matching sandals on this hot day at the lake in 1989 as Hua shows off a more relaxed attitude to fashion
At the turn of the decade Huahua beams at the camera at the age of 11, wearing shorts, T-shirt and her hair brushed into a side parting
The father and daughter opt for matching poses in 1991In 1992 cut a more serious expressionAs she gets into her teens Huahua`s style starts to changeIt appears to be a windy day by the lake in 1994In 1995, Huahua, now aged 16, has started wearing braces and glasses while her father remains seemingly ageless


At 17  Huahua has barely changedHua appears not to have aged a day despite his daughter`s dramatic image changeIn 1998 Huahua did not join the family on holiday but in 1999 she`s clearly developing her own style at the age of 20

At the start of the Millennium Huahua adopts classic styles of the time including crimped hair and ankle bracelets 


In 2001 Huahua has transformed her hair with a heavy fringeIn 2002 Hua appears more casual
At 24 Huahua looks elegant and lady likeHuahua carries the same style through to the following yearBut by the following year Huahua is back to her hipster preppy style, as she and her father pose beam by the lake


Hua seems eager to do some photography of his own in 2006The pair appear unrecognisable one year on2008 sees the arrival of Huahua`s first daughter in the photographThe family appears to have invested in a new camera for 20092010 sees Hua`s first grandchild growing up fast as the trio laugh for their annual photo


By 2011 Huahua`s daughter is on her feet and walking2012 sees the arrival of a second grandchildTwo years ago saw a very sunny picture for the familyIn their latest snap Huahua and her daughters opted for matching outfits
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