In between all the babies I've had these last few weeks I somehow managed to get a little 1.5 year old in my grasps! I love all the babies and will always welcome them but it was nice to work with a child who was about 95% less likely to pee or poop on me. It just so happens this darling little ladies Mama was someone I intentionally made friends with in High School just so I could photograph! It only occurred to me later that she was more than just a pretty face, she was an incredibly sweet and an all around remarkable lady! The last time I saw Mama K was the last time I attended High School, which... I don't even want to talk about how long ago that was. People always seem to make a huge change in personality from 17 to early 20's but Ms. K was still just as flattering as ever. She was also just as easy to get along with as ever! We talked like we've been in contact all this time & as socially awkward as I am that's a super hard trait to find in someone!
As amazing as Mama K is she had some competition with Baby Z who spent most her session running away from me with my stroller. Z has the personality of a 16 year old girl and was definitely in charge of the session! She also had some of the best outfits I've ever seen (do they make pants like that in adult sizes?) and the most beautiful blue eyes!
We ended up having to go to our first location the following day because the place was closing early and we got kicked out almost immediately... (jerks!) It gave me a good excuse to see these two beauties again though and was well worth the wait. Because I had planned for most of the session to be shot at the first location we ended up improvising the rest of the session and locations. Every park we seemed to drive by seemed to be having HUGE family reunions or people letting their giant dogs run around like crazy (it's a park, I get it, dogs will run around and they should be able to but it makes it SUPER hard to keep a kids attention so it was a no go!) We were also racing against the rain and these two stills somehow managed to give me some truly awesome shots on such a restricted time line with so many distractions!
Ms. Z was bein so good too I was able to get some shots of this pretty Mama & I think I'm going to try & sneak her pretty face in my senior gallery to see if anyone notices ;)