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!
Halloween is my favorite holiday. No surprise there for people who know me. I felt inspired to put together a Halloween book list for toddlers. For each holiday, I take time to think about and plan how to make it special and fun for my 2-year-old daughter Odette. I aim to not do anything too time consuming as I don’t really have a lot of free time on my hands, but I aim to do strategic things that have the most impact. I put up decorations, I plan some activities leading up to the holiday and on the holiday, and for Halloween this year, I made a little spot on her bookshelf of all her Halloween books and got some new ones for it too. I plan to do this for every holiday from here on out! It was nice having the books right there to read each night and it got her excited for the holiday.
In an effort to blog more and share some personal content… here is my list of Halloween books for toddlers!
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.