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I am weak-kneed ball of mush when this girl is in my vicinity. What is it about our nieces (and nephews) that make us go all ga-ga? Whatever it is, I’ve got it bad. Enjolie is now already one which blows my mind. It seems like yesterday that Jay and Ellyana and I were waiting for the call announcing she had been born. It was a magical day. Today I got the girls to myself and while Ellyana napped I created Enjolie’s one-year old portraits. Very proud of myself for getting images in focus AND not letting her launch off chairs or fall down stairs. Much easier said than done- which every parent in the world knows. Loved that India makes a cameo in these shots which are so reminiscent of the images I shot of Elly and Finn when they were both about this same age. Occasionally I wonder if I should do something more practical with our basement bedroom besides a little princess fairyland with all my stuffed animals, children’s books, my childhood wrought-iron bed and favorite yellow floral sheets. But when Elly makes it clear she considers that to be “her room” I am content with the impracticality of it all. Love and magic and mystery don’t make much sense on paper. But they are my guiding light – and they sure look amazing in photos. ♥
I am crazy in love with this family. I’m sure you recognize the girls from several past sessions- one of my favorite sessions of ALL time was theirs last summer. They popped in for another Spring Mini Session and let me play with a couple different backdrop vignettes, including my bed! The lilacs were in bloom which gave us a very sweet unlooked for prop- my favorite kind. I tried out the vintage curtains which were a little crazy-busy with their bright summer dresses, but when the image is de-saturated a notch I think I might like it. Not the super simple creamy situations I tend towards but I’m trying to play a bit this spring. Near the end of the session we let puppy India out to play and all three little girls were happily reunited for a time. The Sentes family had taken India home several weeks back to see if she would be a perfect fit for their family but it was all just too much. So India came back to me and here she stays. I think it all worked out perfectly.