Being a photographer with my own children is both awesome and a little frustrating. If you're a parent, then you can probably relate with me when I say my children are always better behaved for other adults than they are for me. I have no problem having amazing sessions with other children - I can always manage some smiles and spontaneous fun. With my own children, however, I just never ever know which attitude they are going to bring to a shoot - if I can even get them out the door. The plus side, however, is that I can gauge when they might be in a cooperative mood and can head out the door at any given moment with nothing more than my camera and my child.
As I have been getting more acclimated to Greensboro and Winston-Salem, I am finding so many amazing locations for photo sessions. I stumbled upon this pretty field a couple weeks ago after dropping off a babysitter. When I saw the trees speckled with all the pretty flowers, I knew it would be the perfect spot for my 7 year old's annual photo shoot. She's obsessed with pretty flowers so I figured she'd oblige me. Thankfully, she did not disappoint and I managed to capture who she is at age 7.
World...Meet my sassy SEVEN year old. I may be biased, but isn't she gorgeous? (oh, and the almost two year old had to jump in because, helloooooo, matching dresses from Gymboree)