When I last saw A. for baby portraits, she was a tiny little baby, and it was such a pleasure to see how she has grown into a big curious toddler! Although the morning had started out drizzly, by our evening portrait session the sun was out and the light was absolutely gorgeous. We went to a local farm, and had a fantastic time checking out the chickens and goats, exploring a path around a pond, and rearranging some of the pebbles on the main road (a favorite toddler pastime — rearranging things!).
When A.’s mom called, asking about a portrait session for the two of them, it was a week before my mini-sessions, and I’d just had a couple of people drop out at the last minute and had some openings, so I offered them to her since I only offer mini-sessions once a year. She decided to go for a full session, and I’m so glad she did — it’s a much more relaxed experience for everyone. With a full session we were able to take nursing and snack breaks (including one snack break where A. decided it was her mom’s turn to eat the cheese and just started feeding it to her — such a classic toddler moment! The full session gave A. time to warm up also — she’d fallen asleep on the drive over and needed some transition time, so while she was fully waking up we took some pictures of her in her carrier — a favorite spot for some snuggles — and once she had a chance to get the lay of the land and see what was what, she was unstoppable with the cute moments!!
One other thing I loved about this session was A.’s sweater, made by her very talented mother — as you’ll remember if you’ve read many of my blog posts at all, you know as a knitter myself I do love when clients want to incorporate handknits into their portrait sessions, and the sweater and hat W. made could not have been more perfect!