Triumphant. That’s exactly how I felt after I captured these images of my sweet girl over two “naptime” sessions. I challenged myself to take on a personal goal, and it was a success!
Several months ago, I came across another photographer’s images (Daria Kielek Child Photographer) of her sleeping toddler daughter, posed perfectly, and I was immediately drawn to them. The thought entered my mind at that point – I wanted images like those of my Makenzie, but I thought that it would be IMPOSSIBLE for me to achieve. I was convinced that there was no way that I could get her to sleep (first challenge) and then move and maneouver her into cute little poses while she slept. Some photographers don’t even attempt posing newborns after the 2-week time frame…and this was a toddler I was dealing with. My daughter does not have a consistent nap time, tends to be a light sleeper, and doesn’t sleep for a great length of time (during the day). Well, one day I got up enough courage and I decided that I would take on the challenge. What’s the worst that could happen? She might wake up and be very cranky and upset with me…but if she did cooperate, it would be a bonus! I was able to rock her to sleep one afternoon when she was extremely over-tired, and to my surprise, Makenzie cooperated not once, but twice! Two days in a row I did a quick “nap time” session with her and I am so in love with the images that I was able to capture. At 15-months of age, she is a feisty, busy, curious little girl. From the time she wakes up in the morning until she goes to bed at night, it seems like she is on a mission…as most toddlers are These images show the exact opposite in nature, and I suppose that is one reason that I am drawn to them so much. I am so grateful that I have these images of my baby girl. They grow and change so quickly.
Every month throughout her first year, I made a point of doing a quick session with my daughter, Makenzie. I know all too well that the baby stage is a fleeting one, and so many changes occur and milestones are acheived in that first year, I wanted to be sure that I documented them. I am so glad that I did. Being a mom of three kids under the age of 5, life is certainly busy…and this past year seemed to go by more quickly than years past, if that’s even possible! I am so glad that I took the time to capture these images of my sweet girl from the newborn stage until her First Birthday.
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This beautiful mama-to-be (again!) is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her second child. Her lovely baby girl should be making her debut any day now.