When you live in Maryland and you happen to be a photographer you basically dream of green all year long. There are many months where the green is sadly…gone… It’s brown and dead and dull during the winter months. Then all of a sudden spring springs! You see so many gorgeous colors. Purples, pinks, whites, yellows and of course GREEN. We are in full fledge summer now so green is in abundance!
I recently photographed a little girl and was very pleased with how everything turned out. When I did little Kinlee’s photos the green was absolutely vibrant. When I showed up to the location where we planned to do her photos I was so excited. I saw how the bright sun was shining off of all the green leaves and trees. I knew immediately that this session would be special.
Kinlee and her parents are actually past client’s of mine. I did her 1st birthday photography session last year. Here’s a photo from that day. Wasn’t she a cutie in front of that pink cake!?
I asked her mommy to tell me some fun facts about little Miss Kinlee. Mommy said Kinlee’s favorite things are her doggy (she loves to kiss her,) going outside to play, and picking flowers. I already knew how much she loved to pick flowers because of something I witnessed at her 2-year-old session. I wanted to get some candid photos of her so I showed her a little patch of flowers. I was going to tell her to pick some but before I could speak she went right to it and started picking those little white flowers and making a collection. Look at these photos below of her picking the flowers. Her parents and I could not get over how cute she was!
Every time I meet with this family I can’t help but feel this incredible love they have for one another. I asked mom to tell me something special that they do as a family. Mom told me that every night both her and dad put little Kinlee to bed together. They tuck her in together and Kinlee even tells them “Love you” before she drifts off to sleep. I just love hearing about happy families. I can imagine Kinlee years down the road having these wonderful memories of mom and dad laying in bed with her and kissing her goodnight.
These photos of the three of them interacting together and snuggling melt my heart. What do you think of them??
Can you feel the love too? They are just too beautiful! Also, do you see what I mean about the sun shining off of the leaves and trees? Gorgeous, right!?
The location that we chose for these photos was perfect because it was the right mix of sun light and shade. Kinlee goes to bed rather early so we needed to do this session a little earlier then I like to ensure a ‘good mood’ out of her. Since the trees were very tall they casted a large shadow over this gorgeous white flower patch which was perfect for the bright evening light we were getting. We were located in this little valley so the sun was able to peak through the opening in the trees and kiss the back of Kinlee and her parents ever-so-perfectly.
Once I was happy with the family photos that I captured I switched gears into getting more photos of just Kinlee. When you’re photographing a 2-year-old it’s more about being in the right place at the right time rather then posing them. They don’t want to be posed and they don’t want to be held down. They are typically in their own world and on a mission! It was no different for this princess. She was having so much fun carrying her little bouquet of flowers as she ran around climbing and laughing. I definitely got my cardio in for the day as I jumped up and down trying to find the perfect angle and chased Kinlee around.
I’m happy I got my heart rate up because look how cute these photos turned out!
This one below is my favorite! She kept running towards me and then giggling and running back. She did this a few times before I realized I could probably get a really cute one of her running away. Boy, oh boy was I right. She looks so sweet with her little curls and dress flowing in the wind as she runs away. What do you think?
I love sessions where I feel like I’ve made a connection with a little one. Children are complex little things and it’s so special when they feel close to me. I really do treasure it! I got into the right business huh? I could tell Kinlee was pretty at ease with me so I was a happy camper 🙂
I asked Kinlee’s mom to tell me her favorite part about her photography session with me. She said she loved how Kinlee and I interacted 🙂 She also mentioned that she loved my patience with everything. Mom told me that all in all it was a great experience 🙂 My heart is so full. I just love hearing that.
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