I really missed getting these girls in front of my camera last year. but i had to move to Florida!! I am always thrilled to get the “add us to your list!!” message from them when I set my dates for Virginia… !
They’d both changed so much in just two years. Their mom, April, always has them dressed so stinkin perfectly… this year, no exception.
Baylee, the oldest of the two, has become a really calm, lovely, polite young lady.. i love seeing kids grow up – I’ve been photographing Baylee since she was just under a year old.. She HATED me.. but around age 3 or so, she became a wonderful little model and we have a great time together..
then.. there is her lil sister, Charlee… if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know of my youngest… Millie.. aka.. Babykid.. she has been a difficult child since about 6 weeks old.. babykid has times where she is an absolute joy.. but equally as trying.. That.. IS.. CHARLEE.. if it isn’t HER idea.. it really doesn’t have a big chance of happening.. well, let me tell you, I EARNED my money that night! but.. it was worth it!!
This year we met at the Corn Maze at Fleenor Farms . A new place for me – and a perfect backdrop for our session and these sassy little gals.. it’s about $30 to shoot a session there.. totally worth the awesome backdrop!
I started out with Charlee.. because.. I’m a burden for punishment.. honestly, she did really well…
she’s just a doll.. she DID NOT want to get near the sunflowers.. at.. all.. so.. we worked with what she was comfortable with.
and then added her sister..
I am certain they are this sweet and loving all the time..
yeah.. that WAS funny..
they totally tolerated and cooperated the sister shots.. at first Charlee was NOT going to.. but somehow, i worked some magic.. and she did so well.. they both did AWESOME..
LOOOOOOK at that face..
and beautiful Baylee.. she was really a joy to talk to..
I love that she’s looking so old, so grown up.. but still has unicorn earrings in..
i LOVE this one of the two of them.. they are even holding hands.. obviously up to no good
then we headed in to the corn maze.. thankfully, their mom was keeping track of our turns or I would still be in there to this day..
Charlee.. ALWAYS up to something..
we did a change of clothes..
and took off their shoes..
Baylee hated it.. she’s not a big fan of sensory overload things.. like barefoot on mossy/muddy/rocky ground..
but she was a trooper!! Charlee.. just wanted to run..
so.. by the time we got out.. i made her lie down..
seriously.. this picture!!
i want this series on MY walls..
to get Baylee to lie down in the grass.. with the grass touching her hair and ears.. i honestly didn’t think she would .. but look how calm she is.. she trusts me..
and I do not take that for granted at all..
this.. of Charlee.. it’s so so lovely… if i do say so myself..
we had fun.. we always have fun..
it really is the best part of my job.. watching the kids grow up .. change.. watching their parents grow.. watching them change as a family.. it is worth being away from my own for a few days for sure..