I love doing communion sessions. A sweet girl, a pretty dress and lovely garden in the spring. What could be better?! I love getting to know these girls and seeing their sassyness come out. Anabella was definitely sassy, but all in a good way. I barely had to tell her how to pose, she would just turn and give me a look and I was thrilled. After having to post-pone our session due to extreme winds, we wound up with a perfect evening, just as the magnolias were about to go away. The gardens were becoming greener and the forsythia was still bold and yellow and the sun was glorious! These pictures remind me a fairytale with a modern day princess.
A few weeks ago, I had some Mother’s Day mini sessions. While I love mommy & me sessions, I don’t love doing mini sessions. I generally like to spend more time with my clients and especially with little kids, sometimes 30 minutes is just not enough time for them to come out of their shells. But when I have clients as amazing as Rachael & Evelyn, a mini session is a breeze. Evelyn, who is only a few weeks younger than my crazy Piper, might possibly be the calmest 2 year old I have ever met! She was so easy to work with and I love her serious little faces (I am such a sucker for a serious face!) We had a gorgeous spring day and so many of the trees and flowers were in the most perfect state of bloom.
Possibly one of my very favorite images I have ever taken. In fact, as soon as I clicked that shutter I had chills because I knew I captured the most perfect moment:
I realize Easter was two weeks ago. But I finally finished editing the pictures today. Piper told me she was going to cry before we set out to do the shoot. While she didn’t cry, she wasn’t exactly cooperative. As per usual. But it was warm and sunny and a beautiful location and I absolutely love these pictures.
I love this headband by Max Gracie Supply Co:
Piper is such a clown sometimes: My sweet girl: This picture just completely cracks me up. Can’t you just imagine the thoughts?: The cherry blossoms were in perfect bloom on that day: The fact that she actually sat for longer than 10 seconds was a minor miracle: But it obviously didn’t last long!: My loves: Love this one: I call Piper my Goofy Stinkerball and this illustrates exactly why: And here: And here: My sweet muse, who is starting to enjoy photo shoots: They love to spin: And play ring around the rosy: One way to get Piper to not run away? Stick her up in a tree!: I love that they loved this: And then my Zoe, my muse, just did this all on her own and I just about died: So happy spring *finally* sprang on Long Island!!!!
I was so excited for this communion session because it was something a little different. C & A are friends, “boyfriend and girlfriend” according to their moms, and since they were both making their communions this year, they thought it would fun to do their shoots together. Since I have shot C before (and his mom is not only my dentist but a friend), I knew it would be fun. As you’ll see, he has quite the personality and just a bit of swagger! It was a somewhat chilly day and pretty windy and even though Miss A was cold, she had fun and that is really what matters.
They were a little nervous about holding hands, but of course I kept making them do and eventually they were much more comfortable with it:
A’s dress was so poufy and I loved it: Are they the cutest or what?: I die over C’s furrowed brow: Here is that swagger I mentioned. Before I could even give him any direction, he did this. Perfect: Then he did this: These next two pictures of A are two of my favorite communion pictures I’ve ever taken: Just cool: And this is one my favorite pictures ever: How sweet are they? I have to admit, when this moment happened, both moms and I held our breath and swooned. Maybe one day they will use this on their wedding invitation!: