For my daughter’s 3 year portrait session we got a giant 3 balloon and headed to the park! She wore the rainbow crown and dress from her birthday party. It was a lot of fun!
For my daughter’s 2 Year Portrait Session we did a studio session with a balloon arch! We built the arch for our porch for a social distancing walk by party. Tip, a balloon arch that’s been out in sun and wind all day will not look good in the end. All the balloons were faded and many popped. So we built a second arch. But another tip, get a balloon arch strip because it really is so much easier to make one of these than you would think! The strip was a long clear plastic piece with holes in it to stick the balloon ends through with a slit next to the hole to push the end through to secure it. Last tip, get a hand held balloon pump.
For Odette’s outfit I ordered a few things to make sure it’d come together well. This is actually the backup dress I ordered, the first one had ruffly shoulders and just did not look right on her. You never know what something will look like in person. I got two headbands and loved and used them both. The larger felt floral headband is from Vanaguelite and the smaller from Eliinik. Her cute bird shoes are Livie and Luca and the two shirt is from Romari for Kids.
We had a blast doing these and I had to include some of the ones of us goofing around. Photographing a two year old can be a feat but sure is fun. I can’t believe my little one is two!
Went out early morning last week to see the cherry blossoms at the Japanese Garden of Buffalo! Since we are in the middle of isolation due to the pandemic, my daughter Odette is my little subject til I can shoot again. I hope I can do a day of cherry blossom mini sessions this time next year!
This past fall my daughter and I spent a warm October afternoon at the pumpkin farm. I snapped some photos for a mini session. She had to touch every pumpkin! She walked around in awe for over an hour. Such a wonderful time and happy to have found some time to catch up and share these.
My daughter Odette was 1 years old and of course I needed to do the cutest Cake Smash Session with her! We did it on white in my studio for a bright look. I added some white balloons for a bit of visual interest. To get more use out of her birthday outfit and decor and to have this session match the look of her birthday party, she wore her birthday party outfit and the banner for her high chair doubled as a backdrop for this session. The dress and headband are from Jade & Jo Studio and the banner and cake topper are from The Birthday Boutique. Sweet Beginnings had made her birthday cake so the week after her birthday party I had them make a little smash cake in the same style.
We set everything up and sat her down next to her cake and let her do what she will! She was a little unsure and needed some coaxing. Definitely didn’t just go right in. At points she was unsure what to do about being covered in frosting. But she eventually dug in and got some mouthfuls and kicked off her shoes and got her feet dirty too! Since it was one hot summer day we had her little pool all ready to go and took her out there at the end to clean off and play.