What an amazing session this was… first of all, I hadn’t seen this sweet thing since just before she turned one. So imagine what it was like to show up and see this beautiful little girl, and on top of that, look at these poses and faces — that’s ALL her. I wasn’t instructing her to do anything and she just kept rocking out these awesome poses.
Her parents are so amazingly sweet. I’m really appreciative of such great clients!We didn’t have much sun on this morning — the sky was actually pretty dark as if it was about to burst with rain, but it never did. While I do love my sunflare photos, the cloud cover makes it really easy to shoot during the day, we get nice even tones and all the colorful blooms and green grass more than made up for the lack of sunshine — I’ll take it!
So very loved.
Come on! THAT face! She was probably the easiest three year old I have ever photographed.
Lately, I’ve felt really inspired to do some more whimsical type shots. It’s a small miracle that this came out like it did considering that butterfly wasn’t actually in her hand for the shot, from her facial expression it certainly looks like it was! I also love her little hand placed on her stomach.
Normally, I wouldn’t show the same shot over and over again in a blog post but I had to for this little series because it is absolutely precious. I literally could not stop smiling and giggling as I was flipping through these during my edits. Here she is trying to blow her first dandelion wish (I think her first ever, right mom??) You can see the frustration in her little face as she is blowing and blowing with all her might, and not one single one flies off. Those little cheeks and that pouty face!
And here she is conveying her frustration to me! HA!
Finally, Daddy to the rescue! Hooray!
She was pretty much all about blowing wishes after this so we got several more great shots. THAT FACE!
And here’s another series that I couldn’t leave out… poor Daddy (he had just told me before the session how bad his allergies were!)
So mom and dad asked if we could get a few shots with her very special stuffed animals. If you are a parent, you know almost every child has one thing that is very special to them. Stuffies, lovies, blankies — they mean a lot and can be such a comfort to children. My oldest son still has a very worn Yertle the Turtle, it is old and not that soft anymore, but it is so very loved. I even bought a ‘back-up Yertle’ when he was a toddler because I was so worried we would lose the original one day. What is so important to remember about these sometimes ragged stuffies is that eventually they won’t be around anymore. They will be shoved in a box in the attic, or lost, or even tossed out. Someday we will miss these creatures being dragged around everywhere. So YES, of course they can be in a photo! I always encourage special items for sessions, remember these are YOUR photos.
Oh Miss S, you are precious beyond words. I am so happy I got to see you again. Hope you enjoyed your sneak peek!