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
Last Saturday I was ready for a break from my own kiddos. You know how it goes…long weeks full of loud noises and hectic schedules. Even though I was going to work with kids, there’s just something different about hanging out with kiddos who aren’t yours.
I tend to have an “excitable effect on small kids (and dogs…but that’s neither here nor there). Something about the way I interact with them just tends to get them all pumped up. As soon as I walked in, Genevieve was overjoyed to see me. I’m not sure she stopped talking the entire time I was there…and I loved it! She loves to be in front of the camera and makes my job pretty easy. Sure, she has her own ideas about what she thinks the best pose would be, but for a two-year-old, she’s a breeze. Not only did she let me take some practice pictures of her while I got things ready for little sister Elisabeth, but she also helped me set things up at the beginning and pack stuff up at the end. I know she must take some energy from mom and dad, but this girl is quite charming.
At our last session outside, Elisabeth was too taken aback by the world around her to give many smiles. But this time, she was completely in her element at home. Nine-month-olds have to be some of the cutest babies around. Can you stand that smile?
Elisabeth’s one year session is just around the corner and I can’t believe it. Time passes so quickly when you only step in every few months to photograph. Sally and Yannick, I hope you can soak up all the wonderful “first Christmas” moments this December!