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So it seems that little girls still want little sisters, regardless of how many sisters they already have. These two were positively delighted to welcome the third baby girl to the family. Can’t say that I blame them… after all we girls… well, we are pretty awesome. While I have no biological sisters, I am lucky enough to have several cousins that I consider sisters as well as a few amazing sisters-in-law that I adore and would prefer to just to drop that pesky ”in-law” part. So I can relate. The more the merrier. And there’s room for at least one more over here… just waiting for a certain someone to pop a certain question… But back to these beautiful sisters….
A sneak peek for S & S – the smiliest 1 year old I’ve had to date yet… this is the image that spoke to me first…. love the serious looks! I just can’t help it!
It meant I almost didn’t get to meet and photograph these two little superstars. E broke her wrist on the day of our scheduled shoot and would be in a cast for several weeks. I called E’s mom in between shoots that day to see how she was doing and sure enough, as kids tend to be, she was resilient and bouncing back already. So I got to see her and her baby sister a few weeks later for our mini session after all. And I am so glad I didn’t miss out on these two beauties.
By now you can tell that these girls have uh… been in front of a camera once or twice before. Their mama loves photos so they are naturals… they pose, they smile and bat their eyelashes on cue… a photographer’s dream. And then it’s time to capture the real deal. Oh, don’t think I don’t know it when I see it. I have kids too and I can spot the cheese smiles a mile away. But I snap away anyway… and I wait. I wait until I can find and draw out (if necessary) the genuine look. Sometimes I get real quiet during a session and I don’t say much at all. I imagine some parents might be thinking “uh-oh, something’s wrong! Is it not going well?”
That’s not it at all. Silence can work wonders sometimes. Sometimes you (well, I) just need to shut up and listen. We were wrapping it all up and I knew I didn’t have her yet. Not the her I knew I could capture anyway. Mom was busy packing up little sister and we spoke very softly, almost whispering. Then we had a quiet moment. And then…I snapped the last frame of our session.
Being one means you get to eat what you want, when you want, pretty much. Being one means you get to decide whether you feel like wearing shoes today… or not. Being one means you are just starting to get your footing in this world and you have the bumps and bruises to prove it. Being one means your personality is just starting to really shine through despite the stresses of teething, giving up a nap, and trying oh so hard to start that thing those big people call “talking”. Being one means you are on the verge of learning the power of the tantrum. Being one is so special… parents cherish it, family wants to see it, and everyone celebrates it. This is Sophie, being one.
Now that the holiday cards have all gone out and the custom photography gifts have been opened, I am happy to share my favorites from this year’s Holiday Mini sessions! Thanks so much to all those who signed up and gave me a chance to (hopefully) make their holiday images a little special this year. I welcome the challenge that mini sessions with young children bring… it really gives me a chance to hone my skills on getting those awesome expressions and connections without the stress and tension that typical holiday portaits are known for. It was a crazy day but such a fun day – and we got some priceless images from it… here are some of my favorites, in no particular order…