We ventured out to Highland Park in Baton Rouge to do this little darling's 1st year photoshoot. I love the beautiful old trees throughout the park as well as the somewhat hilly landscape. It was a very hot and muggy day but that did not keep me from having a really good time. My favorite part was finding a big old tree by a small creek with a very vast root system. Carter seemed a little uncertain at first but once he settled he really got in the grove and was entranced by everything around him.
I love this first picture of him. It really exemplifies that childhood curiosity and the spirit of exploration children have at his age. Everything is wondrous to him.
Well of course we had to give him cake! It was his very first birthday! I love that his mother got orange cake for our shoot. Apparently it just so happened that this particular cake was the last one on the shelf at the grocery store. That's what I call a happy circumstance! If you've been following my blog you know that I love color and especially bright color accents. Any other cake would have failed to emphasize his BEAUTIFUL jet black eyes quite so brilliantly! The following is one of my favorite shots - ever.
And with this last one, just for laughs, I'd like to give you an idea of the messiness that happens when you let a baby eat cake and play in the dirt at the same time! Haha there were layers upon layers of orange cake and brown/gray dust. Thank goodness mom brought plenty of baby wipes otherwise we'd have had to dunk him in the creek! j.k.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Thank you to everyone who commented on the post from April 27th! This family was so happy to receive their free gift which all of you contributed to: A gorgeous, painterly stylized copy of one of their images on a 10x10 vintage mate background, mounted on foam core for a sturdy and professional finish. Using a small desk easel it can be proudly displayed on any desk, table or mantle in the house :)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
It was a brisk May morning when I met up with this gorgeous family on the grounds of the New State Capitol here in Baton Rouge. It must have been a little too early as far as the littlest one was concerned because he was quite suspicious of me and would not move more than a foot away from his mom... until we started playing on the low tree branches that is. And then there was no stopping him. He ran and laughed and played until I got every shot I wanted. :)