UPDATE: This post was made as Shinn Shots Photography and does not represent the style or goals of Blue Space Photography. Because I believe in knowing where you’ve come from, I’ve left this here as a reminder of the journey that led me to where I am today. I now only shoot storytelling sessions, so be sure to check out my current work in more recent posts! – Lauren
I wasn’t sure we were going to fit Sofi’s session in before the evening summer thunderstorm rolled through, but we made it just in time!
Although no other members of the D family are pictured here, I became friends with Sofi’s mom last winter and I also had the pleasure of meeting Sofi’s aunt and grandmother who joined us for our photo shoot at the park. It was a girls day out!
Except for the unbearable Georgia heat and humidity, we all had a great time making our way around Sims Lake Park for Sofi’s session. Sofi was so willing to be helpful, even when it meant going from rocks, to fence, to lake, to stairs. She was so good at listening and smiling that we worked our way around the park in no time at all.
As Sofi was doing a quick change at our last stop before moving to the playground, her mom reminded Sofi of the balancing ropes she had loved so much the last time. Sofi’s face was blank for a minute until her mom described then again, and then her face broke out into a huge grin. A grin I hadn’t seen much of during all those sweet smiles she was giving me! There’s nothing quite like seeing a kid’s face break out into a truly joyful grin. I couldn’t wait to get to the playground and see some more of those smiles…so Sofi and I went ahead of her family and skipped our way there. And it’s a good thing we got there fast. The sky was already turning dark and the thunder was rolling in. We had about 15 minutes on the playground before the rain started pouring!
Can you tell that she was pretty excited to get to the playground? Her feet aren’t even touching the ground!
I’m so glad we got our session in before the rains came. Sofi has a natural way of looking like a the essence of childhood in some shots and a beautiful china doll in others. Gorgeous!
Thanks to Sofi and all the ladies from the D family for a great day at the park!