“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” -Unknown
I had the pleasure of working with this little spitfire the other day. She came complete with heels, lipstick, pearls, and of course, princess Minnie. She very carefully made this gorgeous painting. She’s such a wonderful character and I am so happy that I have had the chance to know her and her family and I cannot wait to watch her grow up. She is already such an awesome embodiment of feminism. She’ll shape the world, that’s for sure.
I love, love, love going to Villers Abbey for family portraits, it’s hands down my favorite location. I always have a blast trying to find new ways to use this location to showcase the beauty that is family.
This time, I talked another family of 6 to come with me to check out the ruins. The kids loved playing in the ruins (almost nothing is off limits here) and I loved getting them to play and laugh together. I even got quite a few solid laughs from the toddler! Go me!
We were racing the clock at this location–they were ringing the bell at us to get out–and it was well worth it I think!
I’m sharing a part of my journey–more from our family vacation to Greece.
I usually take a step back when we’re traveling to take photos and then I put my camera away. I’m sure that it sounds foreign that a photographer would just put her camera away but I want to live. I want to experience our vacation with my husband and son more than I want to document it. I still capture the essence of our day, like when we visited The Parthenon, but then we move on to enjoying the world we’re in. It’s hard sometimes with the toddler wanting to get down and explore when we’re walking on the street or in a museum so we always look for places to take him that he can be free–this time it was the National Gardens in Athens.
We walked through the gardens, I made sure to let him lead and capture the beauty that is a toddler in a park. He has no idea we are in a completely different country and that it matters at all; he just wants to play with a stick.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso
I got into photography to capture the beauty that is my son and I based my business on that simple idea–to capture the memories of our children. They grow so fast and our lives don’t slow down for a second, so we have to move fast, we have to make messes, and we have to put those messes on high because they are what life is made out of. Here we make messes and we celebrate those messes.
On this day, I was able to work with little D again (see images from her session with her daddy a few weeks ago: Daddy and Us!). She had a great time painting herself and creating a unique art piece to display alongside these gorgeous images of her. It’s such a delight to be able to create not just art but memories!
See J’s paint session here: Dream Big
While I was at Brit Fete the other weekend, I approached someone because… I couldn’t resist their puppy! I love dogs and this one was so fluffy and cute I couldn’t resist and I was able to talk him into coming back to my tent for a few photos!
This puppy is just too cute and I had a fun time trying to get some photos of them! Enjoy the wonderfulness that is a labradoodle!