My oldest baby has been out of town visiting grandparents for the past few weeks. She flew in yesterday, but while she was gone, I decided to do a mini session with my littlest. There’s just something so joyous about working with babies. I absolutely love their creamy skin, squishy bodies, sparkly eyes, and small amounts of hair (I also love that they are the only ones that can get away with squishy bodies and lack of hair and still be insanely cute… often because the aforementioned qualities!) and capturing their innocence through sweet smiles (and, yes, sometimes tears) just puts a bounce in my step and makes my heart go pitter pat. I love babies.
Our little experience started out promising.
But, you see, my Ophelia is a mama’s girl through and through. In this photo, I was still pretty close to her. But then I decided to back up a bit and get a different angle. Ophelia has only been crawling for a little over a month. When I backed up, she decided she needed to come with me. I was all ready for this because I was hoping to get some cute crawling photos like these. This also happened to be Ophelia’s first experience trying to crawl in grass. It didn’t go over well. After much coaxing we ended up switching spots – I really love this location and these flowers… can you tell? ^_^
She wasn’t having it. Once she realized Mama would pick her up to move her, this was the reaction.
And when she realized Mama was going to ignore her and take pictures we moved from a cute, but insistent “pick me up, woman!” to this:
Not even Sophie the Giraffe can help her now!
Then, we went home. Sometimes that is how it works and you just have to try again for another day. That is part of the beauty of working with a custom photographer; I understand some days kids just aren’t feeling it and don’t hold it against you – we just reschedule!
I know, this was anti-climatic, so to make up for it the first person to email me gets a surprise!