Recently I was able to visit a family in their home to photograph their young little girl as well as get some shots of the three of them together. I had met this little girl a couple of years ago at the preschool that I take school pictures for. I remember her that first year. Quiet and shy. Not wanting to look at me, not wanting to be separated from her sweet teacher. I remember taking my time with her, trying desperately to get at least one shot with her looking. No need for smiles, sometimes the perfect shot is a quiet and calm and wise gaze. We did get some images that day, and I was pleased. I returned a few months later to the school for another round of school pictures and I’m always pleased and amazed at how the kids grow and change. I was so happy to see this sweet girl again. So impressed when she walked right up to my setup and sat and smiled for me. It’s amazing to see the growth in small children, how the quiet ones open up and begin to trust and share of themselves.
I was so excited when I got the email that this little girl’s mom had scheduled a session with me. When I arrived at their house that little shy girl that I remember so clearly was gone and in her place was this vibrant girl ready to show me all around and smile and pose for me. We started out our session in her playroom where she put on a tea party for her mom and dad.
Later we went downstairs to read some books and she told me the story of The Patch. I loved peeking in as mom and dad both took turns reading to her.
After reading and enjoying some time indoors we headed out into the unseasonably warm January weather. Played some peek a boo and ran around in what was left of the snow.
After some scooter and bike riding we settled on the front steps for some fun and snuggly shots.
I just loved this shot of the three of them together. I enlisted the help of Miss M to get her parents to smile as I took some photos of just the two of them and she was all too happy to run up and give them both a big bear hug after we had finished.
Enjoy your little peek, there are many more to come C Family! 🙂
Feb 2, 2012