I had planned to do a Throwback Thursday blog yesterday.... but, you know what they say about the best laid plans. SO! We're having a Flashback Friday instead!
I had so much fun with sweet girl Myla at her dress-up shoot in November of 2013! This was my second session with Myla. Our first was a funky-fun BoHo inspired Mom and Me session the year before. I was super excited to get to work with My and her mom Becky again, because they are both so full of creativity, imagination, and life. I brought along my bundle of petite prom dresses and dressy dresses for her to look through. She fell in love immediately with one strapless turquoise dress that my daughter refers to as "the Cinderella dress". She also brought along her own adorable purple sparkly number to add in to the mix! We spent the next 2 hours trying on dresses, playing with hair and makeup, dancing, and having a blast. It was so hard for me to narrow down my favorites from that day, since we ended up with SO many, but here we are!
I can't wait till our next session!
Ava Madelyn || Gilmer, Tx
Our middle girl.
She is free spirited, creative, curious.
She lives in her own world, marches to her own drum.
She doubles over in laughter at fart jokes, and any mention of certain bodily parts.
She is her daddy's mini me, in looks and stubbornness.
One minute quiet, the next, full of laughter.
Daniel's "twin", only 4 months apart.
She is our crazy chaos girl. She keeps our world colorful and full of imagination.
So, even though it is somewhat short notice, since I have had a few inquires on Valentines Day mini's, I decided to go ahead and open a few spots!
Spots are very limited, so book now!
It's no secret that my favorite subject is my own sweet kids. And while most of the time, my girls are ready and willing models, Daniel is a little less happy to hop in front of the camera for me. But once I get him there, his personality just shines through and we always end up with gorgeous art, and beautiful memories.
Yesterday afternoon, I asked him if he'd be up to helping me by letting me take a few shots of him with the set up I want to use for Valentines Day minis. (Check out the previous blog for more info on those!) Surprisingly, he was pretty agreeable to the idea! So we got changed, gathered our stuff and headed out.... Only to find out that the wind was blowing crazy hard and bringing a bit of a chill, despite the warm sunshine.
Still, my kid is a trooper, if nothing else. We were only out for about 30 minutes, but he stayed helpful and happy the entire time. And I got some great images, not just for marketing, but for my memories as well. ♥
Oh my sweet sweet Ally-bug.
Quiet, happy, giggly girl.
Always ready with a cuddle and a hug.
She is 9 years old already, and I'm not sure exactly when that happened.
Gone is the chubby-legged little 1 year old that I first met.
She is becoming her own person, with a beautiful personality and interests and opinions uniquely hers.
She loves to cook and read and currently, her favorite color is blue.
She likes fairy tales of all kinds, but doesn't like the bad guys and the monsters in them.
She sings, all the time, and loves to dance and wiggle and laugh.
She makes our family complete, our joyful ray of sunshine.