It was a gorgeous, summer Monday evening and we were finishing up dinner outside on the patio. I looked at the light, and the curls on Zoe’s air-dried hair and thought it would be a shame not to capture it all. Plus I had an outfit and idea for Piper I needed to do soon, before summer ran out. So I asked the girls if they would want to do a quick photo shoot. They agreed. They were exhausted, having spent the afternoon at my mother’s house, running around in the heat with their 9 & 10 year cousins, having water balloon fights. But I was determined. Also the promise of 10 stars for their behavior charts was apparently very enticing. I also promised Zoe she could pick out her own dress (from the choices I gave her) and let her wear some make-up. Too much for an even tired 4 year old to resist. I gathered Piper’s outfit, an insanely adorable sunsuit from The Measure, and some fun accessories. I quickly applied some make-up to Zoe and tied her hair up in a side pony tail, which really showcased her drool worthy curls, grabbed the camera, a wood crate and we drove a few short blocks away to this quaint little path. I’ve shot there before and knew the light at that time of the evening was perfect there. We were probably there for a total of 30 minutes and the girls were very cooperative, for the better part (they earned 8 out of 10 stars each) and I got one of my very favorite pictures of Piper to-date. Plus a few amazingly, chillingly, beyond-her-years images of Zoe. I was happy. They were happy. A quick and successful photo shoot. I love when a plan comes together!
My little Pip:
So much sass: That face!: These two….: She barely fit on this box, but she so patiently allowed us to pose her. I absolutely love this picture so much: After she saw her sister lay on the crate, she wanted to also. But then she put this flower up to her face and I died: Beyond her 4 years: I couldn’t decided between the color and black & white: Her perfect little pout: