After seeing the photos of Finnley in the open space I just didn’t feel like I got the shot I wanted. Danny encouraged me to do a second shoot and I’m so glad I did. When we got these photos back we did what we usually do: poured ourselves some vino and together we chose the shot that would be perfect for her birthday invite. That’s always my favorite part, sitting down with my husband as we laugh and point out how adorable she is…”look at her buck teeth, look at her chubby cheeks, look how cute she is”…and so on. We relish in each other’s comments, knowing that two people could not love their child more. We’re just typical parents who think our little girl is just the most perfect angel on this planet. And she is.
(In the end, we chose this shot for her invite.)
Our little Buckaroo turned two at the end of September. The theme for her birthday celebration was inspired by the most darling little tutu she received from her godmother (purchased at Hip Chick Designs located in the Benicia Arsenal). Here are a few of my favorites from Part 1 of her photo session.
From Ina Garten’s book, Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You’ll Make Over and Over Again. It’s really easy to make. Don’t skip the glaze and frosting part…it helps to preserve the cake (keeping it fresh longer) and it tastes so delish!
In a just a few more months my little girl will turn two. She’s 21 months now and finally growing some hair. She’s a very happy baby but also very mischievous. One of my favorite times to photograph her is in the morning when she wakes up. She’s not like me at all, doesn’t need her coffee before she can face the world…she simply wakes with a smile on her face ready to explore everything the day will offer. On this particular morning I wanted to capture Finn in her new jammies and favorite pink snuggle blanket. Thankfully, she was more cooperative than usual. In other words, she actually stayed still long enough for me to get a couple of shots that weren’t blurry.