Mom warned that Lucia liked to run. She warned me she wouldn’t stay still during the shoot. Do you think I was worried? Nope. But I probably should have been. Lucia did not like to stay still. She did want to be held. She did not want to listen to me but her soft, sweet “no” when I asked her if she would do something for me made me smile. Mom thought the session went horribly and that we didn’t get any good shots. But that’s where she was wrong. Yes, Lucia wasn’t easy but once I stopped trying to get her to do things MY way and let her lead, things went a lot easier. And we did get some great shots of the family. And lots of one with Lucia running away and mom and dad in the background. And until she figured out how to get off my gorgeous, carved rocking horse, she stayed still. I always have a trick!
I adored sweet Lucia and totally empathized with mom and dad’s exasperation (have I ever mentioned how uncooperative Piper is during shoots????)
No, she didn’t stay still for long:
Ok, maybe for a few minutes: And then she was off: And very proud of it too: But then she was stuck on the rocking horse for a while and I got some truly amazing pictures of her. In fact, when I was editing this set of pictures, I realized I wanted pictures of my girls like this to hang in their rooms. I tried to recreate these for with my girls (with slightly less success): Another of my favorites shots: