Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Taking Photos with a Toddler

When Courtney was just born and even up until she was one, having photos taken was easy breezy. She didn't really move. If she was fed, she was happy. Then last fall when we met back up with our maternity/newborn photographer, we thought there was no way she was going to get a good family photo. We couldn't get her to smile. She just didn't want to participate. And our photographer captured this gem.
This photo is framed on our bedroom wall because...no explanantion needed. It's amazing!

We also got a great family photo that was used on our Christmas card last year. This fall, we weren't 100% sure we wanted to deal with the wrangling of a toddler for family photos. But after debating for a few weeks, I was sad when I thought about not having one. So we went ahead and booked it.

Taking an almost 2 1/2 year old to an open area with fall leaves and a nearby playground added to the stress. And Jessica, our photographer, was at the time 8 MONTHS PREGNANT. God bless her! She's due any minute with baby #3 and they don't know what they are having. (I'm so excited for her)

After jumping around to get Courtney to look at the camera, putting leaves on her head and doing anything and everything. We undoubtedly got some perfect shots.

If you're in the Washington area, check out Jessica at www.onetreephotography.com. She is truly amazing!

Thursday, November 8, 2012