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“In my life, as an artist, I will never create anything as beautiful as you already are…”
- Jesh de Rox
Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they’re not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying
She’s so beautiful
And I tell her every day
She already has good taste.
It started a few weeks ago. G’s second birthday was approaching and we decided we were going to go all out and get her a gorgeous redwood swingset for our yard. She’s really into playgrounds these days so we were sure she would be thrilled. The Walpole Woodworkers brochure was laying around the living room for weeks and we continually asked G if she was excited for the new playground. Her reply EVERY time was “yes. And Gu-ee-aana have birfday cake?” Clearly she had priorities. And of course the question “what do you want for your birthday” was always met with the same answer: “cake.”
On Thursday we had the swingset installed and after playing on it all evening, thoroughly exhausted, G stumbled inside and remembered something important was missing from her birthday surprise….. “Gu-ee-aaana have cake?”
We called our good friend and cupcake queen Kerri from Sweet Indulgence to make the cupcakes for the little party we were throwing G on Sunday. When we asked Giuliana what flavor she wanted, she replied “how bout red velvet?” She’s two. She not only knows red velvet is a flavor, but she knows that’s the flavor she wants. I love this girl.
Sunday afternoon rolls around and while G was napping we decorated the whole yard with ladybug balloons and red roses. We thought G would be thrilled when she woke up! Boy, were we wrong. She was all dressed to head outside and she stopped dead in her tracks. She wanted those balloons. Inside. I offered to bring one balloon inside for her and much to my dismay, this was how G felt about my offer:
“I WANT ALL OF THE BALLOONS INSIDE” she declared as she banged her head on the floor. Oh boy. Welcome terrible twos.
Only one thing could save the day. Cake. Kerri’s cupcakes. (Just voted RHODE ISLAND’S BEST by-the-way :0)) Kerri swung by before the party and as soon as she got out of the car, G perked right up. She took one look at Kerri and said “I have cake!” Kerri set up this awesome display and saved the day :0)
Giuliana turned out to be one happy birthday girl… and got to eat her cake too!
I had the pleasure of photographing two sets of twins last week, but C and N were far from sleepy like the last set! We decided to head to the park because toddlers generally do better when they have some room to run around. The boys were hard to tell apart by looking at them, but they definitely had individual personalities! One loved sitting in the grass while the other loved to run around the park. They did share a love of books which turned out to be the easiest way to get them into the same frame! Mom said they had very few pictures of the two boys together so I selected a few of those for the preview. Can’t wait to show you the rest mom and dad. Enjoy!
2 year old B and his mom headed over from Massachusetts for their portrait session this week and we had so much fun. B was so sweet and he actually smiled at my horrible singing skills! He loves putting on his dad’s ties so mom brought them along and they were a big hit. I love the look so much that I’m raiding Shaun’s closet for some ties to keep at the studio! B didn’t like the feeling of dirt in between his toes so he was one two year old who actually stayed relatively still in front of the camera! I wish I could say the same for my daughter! Enjoy your preview!
I’m about to head home for the weekend. It will be one filled with a few fun photo shoots followed by some time with my family celebrating mother’s day. One of the best gifts a mother can receive is simply staring into the beautiful face of her children. Soaking up all of the little details. Last weekend after taking some product shots for Sweet Indulgence, I played around with the macro lens that was left on my camera and snapped some shots of G in the yard. I finally peaked at a few of those shots today and had to share them. They make my heart melt! All I need on mother’s day is this little face smiling at me… or making some of the sassy faces you see below no doubt! Couldn’t you eat her up?! This post is also a gift to all of my moms who always tell me I need to post more photos of G! Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
This past weekend I had three beautiful sessions in the park that I am dying to share with you. Baby R and her family were the first to visit with me on Saturday morning. Two years old is a great age to get outside and photograph running around because they generally dislike being plopped in front of a studio backdrop. Plus, I have to get my exercise somehow! We chased bubbles, played with balloons, and picked the flowers, and ended up with some adorable portraits. Enjoy your preview!
Sweet little L came to visit this week and I had so much fun photographing her. I must admit, I used to be a bit scared of photographing toddlers. Back in my college years I was a camp counselor for toddlers and it was the most exhausting job I’ve ever done! Toddlers are on the move, tough to catch in the frame of the camera, and like to do the opposite of whatever you tell them. Lately however, I have been loving all of the toddlers running around our studio. They keep things fresh and they keep me laughing through the entire shoot! Miss L was no different. I had so much fun thinking of ways to get her smiling in front of the camera! Enjoy your preview mom!