Another Little Boy Dreams Big

“I dream my painting and then paint my dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh

I couldn’t adore these paint sessions more though I think this may be our last–and messiest!–one while we’re in Belgium. This little boy was so sweet and so shy. He didn’t really want his picture taken but he really did love painting and putting his paint cups together. He had the most gorgeous eyes and made such a lovely mess!

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Live, Love, Laugh

“Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.” -Whitney Houston

This little girl is always fun to try to get in front of the camera and for this session, we found something she really liked–painting! These paint sessions are so much fun and I absolutely love that I get to send home art from the session to display next to the portraits. I may make this a summertime standard for Melanie Sokol Photography!

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Painting with Vision

“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.

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Shine Bright

“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!

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See J’s paint session here: Dream Big

Dream Big

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh

This is one little artist that dreams of painting.

See more of my mess maker here: Baby Model, King, Mess MakerSplish SplashLifestyle – J & Co. Sensory PlayLifestyle – Looking through the Window, & Happy Father’s Day

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Coming soon to Minot ND