“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
We saw this mama the other day with her youngest baby in Back to Nature and today’s post features her oldest two–bedecked in their princess best! After our family session at the Abbey (Back to the Abbey, +1), these two wanted to work with me again (cause I’m fun!) but this time they wanted to make sure they got some photos alone with mama. So mama let them pick out their outfits and I brought J’s tea set out for this fun little session.
“A baby nursing at a mother’s breast… is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature.” -David Suzuki
I was approached to do a nursing session by this mama (who yes we have seen before in Back to the Abbey, +1 and we’ll see again soon!) who nursed 4 babies and decided to capture this beautiful relationship to preserve forever. This was such an amazing session to do as my little J is still nursing and I value every photo I have of our nursing relationship; it’s a treat to be able to give another mama the same memories.
The last time we saw this little one, it was Easter! Little A is one tough customer when it comes to getting her picture taken as she really, really likes to scowl. The good news is, though, that we got a ton of laughs from her when her parents came over to celebrate her birthday!
Tomorrow I’ll share little A’s “cake smash” but until then, enjoy this smiling little baby!
I always start these posts thinking, “I loved doing this shoot…but why?” The thing is, I love hanging out with Miss E and her mommy. We try to get out together and we usually make it 2-3 times a month to the same event. Right now it’s zoo season. And Mess Maker J is just now learning to play with other kids, so it was such a treat to go out and do some Mommy and Me photos for Miss E and her mommy! We were fortunate enough that Miss E’s grandparents were visiting so we included them too! We all had a blast together! Even Mess Maker J who was a horrible assistant and ended the shoot by falling into a puddle!
Mess Maker J’s first puddle!
The last time we saw this wild child, he was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with us! We ran around the park, threw rocks into the pond, and played our hearts out! My first few clients were friends, but M’s family became friends after their first session. They’ve invited the Mess Maker family into their homes for a giant Easter Eggstravaganza this weekend and when you’re an ocean away from family, all you want for the holidays are open arms and good food. Thank you so much to this wild family not only for coming out for photos but for opening their home to us in celebration of Easter!